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Celebrating International Day of Happiness

20th March is International Day of Happiness (IDoH), and to celebrate, we'd like to help inspire you to create more happiness in your life and the lives of others! This post shares a summary of quick links to all of our IDoH activities, offering you lots of exciting new content and ways to get involved! 

The Quick Highlights

Happy Haikus

We are inviting you to share what makes you happy in the form of a haiku! (See examples above and on the right).

To share your haiku, simply post it on social media using the hash tag #HappyHaiku and tagging NOW on TwitterFacebook or Instagram, or email entries to

Prizes are on offer for the best entries - more details can be found here - but you can also share simply for the joy of it! 

Celebrate on Facebook Live 

We are working together with our friends at Museum of Happiness and several other organisations to offer online video broadcasts via Facebook Live throughout International Day of Happiness.

Enjoy talks and stories about how happiness is being spread throughout the world, with tips and tricks about how to implement in to your own life. 

Click here for further details, and join NOW's Facebook page at 1.30pm GMT on Monday 20th March to view our talk live. 

New Video with Satish Kumar

We interviewed Resurgence Editor-in-Chief and NOW Trustee, Satish Kumar, about International Day of Happiness. Check out his inspiring words below, and if you enjoy this video please share it with others.  

Highlights from the NOW blog

We share regular posts on our blog about happiness and wellbeing, and in recent days we've shared a few excellent new posts themed around Happiness Day. This includes a blog post by NOW's Larch Maxey exploring how we can move away from loneliness and towards wellbeing, drawing on his recent experiences of joining the 'Breaking the Spell of Loneliness Tour' with journalist George Monbiot and folk singer Ewan McLennan. We also shared a guest post by Gina Schöler, creator of Germany's Ministry of Happiness and Wellbeing, about the inspiring campaign running in Germany and internationally to 'write yourself happy'. 

Get involved!

There are many ways you can get involved today; from watching Facebook Live videos to sharing a happy haiku, to supporting the thousands of other happiness and wellbeing initiatives running around the world on 20th March and beyond! However you decide to celebrate, we hope you have a very happy day! 

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Comments (2)

  • Jessie Saul Excellent to see a network for wellbeing its so important for people to feel empowered and happy. I send my congratulations and look forward to more of your blog. Jess x Mon, March 20, 2017 - 8:22:20
  • Florence Hi Jessie,

    Thank you for your kind comment! You can also sign up to our monthly newsletter (via the website home page) to receive updates direct to your inbox grin

    Look forward to staying in touch.
    Warm wishes,
    (Network of Wellbeing Communications Manager) Wed, March 22, 2017 - 12:26:58

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