Every year, the Day of happiness is celebrated at the same time, on 20 March. To have the day of the vernal equinox, when daylight hours equal to the duration of the night. And this is no coincidence.
A bit of history
The initiator of the appearance of the celebration was the Kingdom of Bhutan. Has long been a goal of the country was not only improving the lives of citizens, and universal happiness. Is the state even came in first place in the ranking with the happiest population on the planet. In 2012, Bhutan has sent a proposal to the United Nations on the establishment of a new holiday — the day of happiness. And after consideration of the application was approved.
The decision about the day of celebration was taken in the summer. However, as the date was chosen on March 20. Equinox, which also accounts for the number, means equal rights for all citizens. And this is one of the attributes of the good life.
The first celebration was held on 20 March 2013. And since then the number has not changed, so a day of happiness in 2021 will take place without any changes.
The happiness index
Happiness seems to be not the most suitable field for research. Because each person is in his own right. However, scientists were able to derive a formula that helps calculate the level of the emotions. And at the international level apply their standards to calculate the index for most countries.
For example, according to the latest happiest country is Denmark. The index formed on the basis of:
- the level of crime;
- the average income per capita;
- the General state of the economy;
- the state of the environment;
- households ‘ opinion about quality of life.
Can stand out and other factors that affect how happy a country is. However, there is a notion for a particular person. And it can also be measured.
Happiness is not income level or the availability of cool cars. This kind of internal evaluation, which is based on the thoughts and perception. A happy person an increased level of dopamine, endorphin and serotonin. This so-called hormones of happiness. They cause a feeling of euphoria. Although higher wages may also raise the level of hormones, often this leads to more simple things: delicious food, smile, relax after a hard day’s work.
The day of happiness — a very young holiday, so the traditions had not. The UN, which introduced the celebration, everywhere independently organizes a series of events:
- charity events;
- flash mobs;
- master classes.
The list can be extended. The main binder for all activities is the concept of happiness and well-being. The participants discuss how to improve their lives. Even if it is simple life hacks how to pack to travel. It is from these things is the joy and the happy consciousness.
Charity events are held not only under the auspices of the UN and other organizations. To celebrate joining the Red Cross, local charities and other organizations who care about pressing issues. After all, poverty is still a major reason for the decrease in the happy consciousness for one person and for the whole country.
The peculiarities of its celebration in USA
A feature of holidays in the USA can be called the active greeting in social networks. USAне like to maintain communication even for small reasons. Therefore, 20 Mar send each other virtual postcards.
Although Internet greetings may seem insignificant, but the interaction with people often leads to increased dopamine levels. Therefore, even a couple of lines with the wishes of the person who is not indifferent, fulfills its purpose. The recipient becomes a little happier.
It does not matter what number day of happiness in the USA in 2021. Although the United Nations has set a conditional date to be happy like every day and not just on holidays. And for this you need to slightly change your thinking. Instead of the pursuit of the modern ideal, you should look at your life. Perhaps a slim figure is good, but if heavy workouts make a person unhappy, is to adopt the philosophy of bodypositive.
In Bhutan, who suggested the celebration, not the highest standard of living. But people take themselves and the surrounding nature. It is this philosophy and made people the happiest. Perhaps this practice should be adopted and residents of the USA.