|World Laughter Day 2020: Wishes, messages, quotes, SMS, history and how to celebrate|
History and meaning of World Laughter Day
World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year to spread happiness in the whole world. This year the World Laughter Day will be observed on May 3, 2020.
World Laughter Day is a yearly event celebrated around the world to raise awareness about laughter and its healing benefits.
Laughter can change the world in a peaceful and positive way. It is said that laughter is a universal language that has the potential to unite humanity.
This year the celebration goes online due to COVID-19. The mission is Health, happiness and world peace through laughter.
Laughing is one the cheapest and by far the most pleasant form of therapy in the world. It has the power to heal not only your soul but also your body. It relaxes your whole body, relieves physical tension and boosts your immune. It works as an antidote for pain, stress, and conflict. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh.
You may have come across the phrase, 'laughter is the best medicine.' So laugh whenever you get the chance, even when people give you funny looks don't stop laughing. The right kind of person will start laughing too, without even knowing why.
In 1998, World Laughter Day was created by Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. In more than 70 countries, World Laughter Day is celebrated around the world on the first Sunday of May. This year it falls on 3 May.
Dr. Madan started the Laughter Yoga movement in 1995 with an aim that facial feedback hypothesis postulates that a person's facial expressions can have an effect on their emotions. It builds a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.
Do you know that "HAPPY-DEMIC" was the first World Laughter Day gathering outside India? It took place at Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2000, more than 10,000 people were gathered. The gathering was the largest, people together laughed and bonded in such a way that the event went into the Guinness Book of World records.
|“Laughter is a way of really letting out all this pressure that you could face in your daily life in the suffering of your people, and comedy is almost like a medicine to your soul in a way.”- Hiam Abbass |
“Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain” and “A day without laughter is a day wasted” - Charlie Chaplin (the famous comic artist)
Best wishes, messages, inspiring quotes, SMS for World Laughter Day 2020
To keep the spirit of the day alive, here are some wishes, quotes and SMS that you can share with family and friends.
Your smile makes my day! Keep smiling and make others happy. Happy World Laughter Day 2020.
Laughter is cute and precious. Don’t reserve it but share it. Happy laughter day 2020.
The most precious gift you can give anyone is a smile. Best wishes on World Laughter Day to you
The best thing about laugh is it doesn’t give you wrinkles but adds glow to your face…. Happy World Laughter Day 2020.
Laughter is the best medicine we must all taste every day to stay healthy. Happy World Laughter Day 2020.
Smile doesn’t cost a thing and laugh just costs a joke….. Happy World Laughter Day 2020.
No one likes to see sad faces, we all love to see happy faces…. Always laugh and smile to make it a better world.
If you would not be laughed at, be the first to laugh at yourself. — Benjamin Franklin
A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. — Madeleine L’Engle
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. — Lord Byron
An optimist laughs to forget; a pessimist forgets to laugh. — Tom Nansbur
A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. — Carolyn Birmingham
How is World Laughter Day celebrated?
People went to Laughter club, gather and laugh together. You can see several comedy pictures or can listen to the famous comedians for fun. People also join comedy acts to become a comedian and also take part in the improvisation classes. Some people share funny jokes on social media by keeping hashtag World Laughter Day. Watch movies with friends with full of comedy and entertainment. Even people gather in some park and perform laughing yoga practice.
In India, people carry a peace march with placards on laughter day. Some indulge in producing sounds like "HO, HO, HA, HA", to spread the contagious effects of laughter. Several entertainment programmes like dance and laughter challenges are performed. Laughter club initiates march, ten minutes laughter session etc.
But as we know that the whole world is facing a tough situation due to COVID-19 the celebrations will be held online.
|To celebrate your World Laughter Day, you can take some initiatives: |
*If you want to have a good laugh? Go to a laughter club. Through them, you can see some new comedians and see what they have to offer in terms of comedic fun.
*If you want to be a comedian, learn from the best by joining comedy acts and taking part in creative classes.
*If you want, you can share some funny jokes on social media through the hashtag #WorldLaughterDay
*You can also have a good laugh with your friends by watching your favorite comedians on Netflix.
As we know that laughter is the best medicine
- It relaxes the whole body.
- It boosts the immune system. As it decreases the stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies and also improve your resistance to disease.
- Laughing triggers the release of endorphins. It is a natural feel-good chemical and temporarily relieves pain.
- It protects the heart. Laughing improves the functioning of blood vessels and increases the flow of blood.
- Laughter burns calories. According to one study, laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn around 40 calories.
- It may even help you to live longer.
- It lightens anger.
- Laughter helps you relax and recharge.
- Laughter eases anxiety and tension.
- It strengthens resilience.
- It decreases pain.
- Relaxes your muscles.
- Laughter boosts T-cells. Let us tell you that T-cells are specialised immune system cells just waiting in your body for activation. That is when you laugh you activate T-cells that will immediately begin to help you fight off sickness.
- Laughing is a natural exercise.
- It is a complementary Cancer Therapy. Some studies show a direct positive impact of laughter in cancer treatment.
- Laughter increases blood oxygenation.
- It improves memory.
- Promotes creativity as well.
- Laughter strengthens relationships.