World Laughter Day 2022 History, Theme, Quotes, Wishes – Laughter is celebrated as the universal language of happiness. Laughter is considered medicine by many physicians worldwide. One such physician was Dr. Madan Kataria in Mumbai, India.
Dr. Madan Kataria was inspired by the facial feedback hypothesis and hence, started the laughter yoga movement. He understood the effect of facial expressions on one’s emotions. He started the Laughter Yoga Movement, which is practicing voluntary laughing to elevate one’s emotions.
World Laughter Day 2022 History
On 10th May, 1998, the first World Laughter Day was celebrated. Dr. Madan Kataria’s word spread and hence, his movement was converted into a worldwide celebration.
Laughter not only improves one’s mood but also helps in improving overall health of a person. It is also inculcates peace, bonding, and happiness among people. Gradually, Laughter yoga became a trend. Also, it gave way to many laughter clubs worldwide.
World Laughter Day Theme
Every year, World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May. This year, it will be celebrated on 1st May 2022.
Some of the health benefits of Laughter are:
- Burns Calories
- Boosts the immune system
- Prevents heart disease
- Lowers stress hormones
Famous World Laughter Day Quotes
If laughter cannot solve your problems, it will definitely dissolve your problems, so that you can think clearly what to do about them. – Dr. Madan Kataria
I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but I know millions who are dying because they are not laughing. – Dr. Madan Kataria
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter! – Mark Twain
The greatest prayer you could ever pray is to laugh every day. – Ramtha
Trouble knocked at the door, but hearing laughter, hurried away! – Benjamin J Franklin
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Famous World Laughter Day Wishes 2022
A good laugh heals a lot of hurts! – Madeleine L’Engle
Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand! – Mark Twain
Always laugh when you can. It is a cheap medicine. – Lord Byron
An optimist laughs to forget, a pessimist forgets to laugh! – Tom Nansbury
We don’t laugh because we’re happy, we are happy because we laugh! — William James