International Happiness Day – March 20


The International Day of Happiness was founded on June 28 2012, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted UN resolution 66/281 (recognising the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human right and goal, and universal aspiration in the lives of all human beings) with the consensus of all 193 member states. This meeting took place in Bhutan, a country which has prioritised national happiness over national income since the 1970s and famously adopted the goal of Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product.

Since then the UN has celebrated the International Day of Happiness on March 20 as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.

Join the movement for a happier world! Visit and

  • 1. Pledge to create more happiness in the world
  • 2. Share your happiness with the world (use instagram and twitter hashtags #internationaldayofhappiness #happinessday #choosehappiness #createhappiness or  #makeithappy)
  • 3. Do what makes you happy – smile, share, eat healthily, exercise, be grateful, give back, think positively, spend some time with friends and family, spend some time alone, be mindful, dream, listen to music, say thank you and mean it…….

And yes, Wokingham libraries have plenty of books to help you!

Have a look on the shelves in the non-fiction areas (Dewey number 158), ask a member of staff for help, or reserve items via the online catalogue.