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International Day of Happiness 2021: Will you be spreading the joy?

By Alice Prentice

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International Day of Happiness
International Day of Happiness

Only positive vibes here!

March 20th is the International Day of Happiness - as we are in the midst of a global crisis, we thought there's no better time to break up the usual stream of news, with something a little more joyful.
In 2013, the United Nations started celebrating the International Day of Happiness annually, in an effort to recognise the importance of happiness for people all over the world.

The theme for the year is 'happiness for all forever', and to go alongside this, the UN wants to promote and inspire happiness as:

  • a fundamental human right and goal for all
  • a universal aspiration in the lives of all
  • as a way of living, being, and serving communities and society
  • a north star for individuals, communities, governments, and society.
  • a path toward achieving the sustainable development goals
  • a “new paradigm’ for human development
  • Worldwide celebration of the international day of happiness that is democratic, diverse, organic, and inclusive

On this sunny weekend in the North of Scotland, try to keep these messages in mind.

Happiness is contagious

Whether it's sharing your favourite TikTok with a friend, giving your pet a pat on the head or having a gab with your granny through a window - happiness spreads like wildfire. So, today we'd like to encourage you to spread as much cheer as you can.

Radiant reads

Here's a list of some of our more positive reads from the past week to get you inspired to spread the good vibes.

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