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20th March Celebrated as International Day of Happiness 2019

Published on March 22, 2019
The International Day of Happiness 2019 was celebrated on March 20th with the theme "Happier Together", focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us.
20th March Celebrated as International Day of Happiness 2019

About the International Day of Happiness:

  • International Day of Happiness recognises the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.
  • The concept of International Day of Happiness was conceptualised and materialised by UN special advisor Jayme Illien to inspire and spread a happiness movement globally and the first ever International Day of Happiness was observed on March 20, 2013.
  • Further to take forward the agenda of Happiness the United Nations has launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that seek to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet which are the three key aspects that lead to well-being and happiness.

Why March 20th?

  • March 20th was chosen for International Day of Happiness 2019 for its significance as the March equinox.
  • March equinox is a universal phenomenon felt simultaneously by all of humankind, and which occurs the moment when the plane of Earth's equator passes through the centre of the Sun's disk.


Q. When is the International Day of Happiness celebrated?
a. March 19th
b. March 20th
c. March 21st
d. March 22nd
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