Belly Laugh Day

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When Celebrated

Always on January 24th


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About the Holiday

Belly Laugh Day was created by Elaine Helle (a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher) in 2005 to encourage people to laugh even if they don't feel like it. This is great advice as laughing is actually healthy and good for you as Gaiam Life's article 7 Health Benefits of Laughter explains. Additionally, studies have shown that even forced laughter and/or smiles (doing it even when you're not in the mood), does indeed improve your mood.

So go ahead and give your best deep hearty laugh. If you need some help in getting started, try a funny video clip or here are a few famous quotes about laughter to help get you in the mood...

  • A day without laughter is a day wasted. Charlie Chaplin
  • Laughter is an instant vacation. Milton Berle
  • From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. Dr. Seuss
  • The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. Mark Twain

Gift Guidelines

  • Book of jokes
  • Smiley face t-shirt, mug
  • Gag gift
  • Funny movie

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