While the origins of this unofficial holiday are not known, it seems that the unknown creators of the holiday wanted to encourage people to spend the day laughing and being happy.
Happy and Healthy
While being happy won’t make you laugh all the way to the bank, it will certainly help improve your mood and your health. Studies have shown that people who are happy and laugh often tend to have less stress, lower blood pressure and a better immune response. Laughing and sharing jokes can also have social benefits. Happy people tend to have more friends and are easily accepted by social groups.
Being happy can also help a person professionally. Joyful workers are more productive and liked by their co-workers compared to cranky and unhappy professionals.
How to Celebrate?
- Laugh, laugh and laugh! Tell jokes and solicit jokes from friends and co-workers to put you in the mood to think up of money making ventures.
- Watch the 1931 American comedy movie, Laugh and Get Rich starring Edna May Oliver and Hugh Herbert with family and friends.
Did You Know…
…that laughing can burn calories? Scientists have found that 15 minutes of laughter can burn as much as 50 calories.