Date When Celebrated: The first Friday in OctoberWorld Smile Day celebrates the ever popular yellow smiley. It also offers us an opportunity to do an act of kindness. According to the World Smile Day website, a proclamation of this day was made by the U.S. Congress. Now that should put a smiley on your face.The smiley face became so popular, that the U.S. Post Office issued a stamp with the smiley face.The intent of World Smile Day is to do an act of kindness, or help one person to smile. Why not do both!?The yellow smiley stands brightly smiling upon this day, offering it’s stamp of approval.
Origin of World Smile Day: Harvey Ball of Worcester Ma. created World Smile Day. Concerned about over commercialization of his smiley, he felt one day a year should be dedicated to smiling and doing acts of kindness.The first World Smiley Day celebration was on October 1, 1999. It is unclear why the date of the celebration was moved.
So make sure you have a big smile on your face today.
Keep smiling always! 🙂