The anonymous creators of the unofficial holiday wanted to encourage people to do things that cheer up people around them.
A Universal Emotion
Even though happiness is a universal emotion, it can mean different things to different people. In today’s busy world, it is easy to forget this and take on a more self-centric view of happiness. I Want You to be Happy Day inspires people set aside their definition of happiness and to find out what makes their loved ones happy and do those things for them.
The day is also known as National I Want You to be Happy Day in the United States.
Other happy holidays are Let’s Laugh Day, Random Act of Kindness Day, International Moment of Laughter Day and Laugh and Get Rich Day.
How to Celebrate?
- Make someone’s day special. Compliment them or just do something special to make them happy.
- Tell your loved ones how much they mean to you and that you will do everything to ensure that they are happy.
- Having troubles with a friend or a family member? Sit down with them and clear things up and tell them that you want them to be happy.
Did You Know…
…that many believe that the phrase “happy as a clam” originates from the fact that open clams give an impression of a smiling clam? Other sources, however, suggest that the fuller version of the phrase – happy as a clam at high water – explains why a clam may be happy. At high water, clams tend to have no predators including humans.