International Day of Happiness (20/03)

Also, according to the founders of the Day, today's holiday is designed to show that happiness is one of the main goals of mankind. In this regard, the founders urge all countries to direct efforts to improve the well-being of each person.

The UN invites all Member States, international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to celebrate International Day of Happiness accordingly, including through educational and thematic events.

By establishing International Day of Happiness, the UN also seeks to draw the attention of the world community to the fact that economic development must be balanced, equitable and inclusive. The implementation of such a development model will result in sustained economic growth in countries, followed by a decrease in poverty. In addition, the UN argues that in order to achieve a global state of happiness on the planet, it is necessary to support economic growth with social and environmental programs.

Also, in July 2006, the International Happy Planet Index ( was introduced to reflect human well-being and the environment in different countries of the world.

The phenomenon of happiness is studied by such sciences as philosophy, ethics, psychology, as well as theology. Physiologists study happiness in close connection with the so-called « hormones of happiness » — endorphins, serotonin and dopamine. For millennia, the theme of happiness has provided the widest scope for creativity to poets, artists, musicians, artists. And, of course, every person who walks through life with all her joys and cares, necessarily comprehends his unique little Big Happiness in the way.