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World Smile Day

World Smile Day

The World Smile Day is celebrated every last Friday of October each year all around the world. Although this is an unofficial holiday, it encourages people to do simple acts of kindness that will make people smile. The day also makes people smile so that everyone can have a good time.

About the World Smile Day

The World Smile Day encourages everyone to smile and improve their mood. During this day, people wear their best smiles and express those to any people – their friends, family, and even strangers they just happen to walk by on the streets. People also do acts of kindness and good deeds during this day.


The idea for this event came from Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Massachusetts who designed the smiley face in 1963. His purpose for suggesting this day is to inspire the world, encourage people to smile, and make people do various acts of kindness for their communities.

In 1999, the first-ever formal celebration of World Smile Day happened. Ever since that day, Ball’s smiley face became a symbol of good cheer and goodwill.

When is World Smile Day celebrated

As mentioned earlier, World Smile Day is always celebrated on the last Friday of October each year. This means that the dates of celebration for this event are as follows:

Why Celebrate

The following are the main reasons why you should participate in the celebration of World Smile Day:

The Day Makes Us Happy

Smiling is actually good for you. Even when you force a smile, the brain releases hormones called endorphins which improve our mood. That is why experts recommend people to just smile when they feel stressed to force their brains to release these happy hormones. Therefore, you should celebrate World Smile Day to have a happy day no matter what.

The Day Spreads Cheer and Good Vibes

Another good reason to celebrate this day is that it spreads cheer and good vibes. Smiling with other people can bring us all together.

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the World Smile Day as best as it can be:

Wear Your Best Smile

One good idea for your celebration of this day is to wear your best smile. This means that you will smile with your mouth and eyes. As much as possible, give a sincere smile. You can improve not only your mood but also those of the people around you.

Send a Cheerful Card to Someone

Another good thing to do for this day is to send a cheerful card to someone. This someone may be your friend, family, or relative. A cheerful card can make a person smile and therefore happy.

Do a Simple Act of Kindness

Also a good idea for your celebration of this day is to do a simple act of kindness. Even any random act of kindness will do. Even the simple kindness you show to other people can mean a lot to them. The good thing about this is that when you become kind to other people, they will exhibit the same kindness and do that to other people, as if it is an endless ripple. And you can be the start of that ripple.



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