International Day of Happiness 2024 Theme, Wishes, Status, Quotes

International Day of Happiness
International Day of Happiness

Each year, the International Day of Happiness is celebrated around the world on the 20th of March. Also called World Happiness Day, it was created by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on June 28, 2012. Happiness Day aims to raise awareness among people about the importance of happiness in life. The United Nations invites people of all ages and all nations to join in celebrating the International Day of Happiness. Scroll down to learn more about World Happiness Day along with the 2024 theme, celebration ideas wishes, status, and quotes.

International Day of Happiness 2024 Date

Happiness Day is an annual celebration observed by all UN Member States on 20 March. The United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 to make every life happier. Its major development goals are to lessen poverty, eradicate inequality, and protect our mother planet. International Day of Happiness in 2024 will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 20.

International Day of Happiness History

Before the establishment of the International Day of Happiness, Luis Gallardo, president of the World Happiness Foundation, and Jayme Illien founded “Happytalism”.  International Happiness Day was officially established in 2012 and first observed in 2013. Jayme Illien proposed the International Day of Happiness at the United Nations General Assembly in 2011. The United Nations approved the idea of Jayme Illien, and took a step forward by making World Happiness Day to make aware of the importance of happiness in human life and happiness to public policies needs to be installed.

International Day of Happiness 2024 Theme

"Happiness Together"

Every year on 20th March, World Happiness Day comes with a unique theme. Similarly, the United Nations has announced the 2024 theme for the International Day of Happiness and it is "Happiness Together". Eternal happiness derives from connecting with others and sharing in something greater. In this time of uncertainty and turmoil, this year’s theme ‘Happier Together’ reminds us that lasting happiness comes from feeling connected to others and sharing in something greater.

International Day of Happiness Celebrations

Multiple worldwide events are organized on World Happiness Day. On Happiness Day, the United Nations General Assembly stresses that people make more constant progress and adopt small things that advance their lifestyles and continue to make their lives better. 

How to Celebrate International Day of Happiness 

There are many ways to celebrate World Happiness Day. Below we have given you 5 best ideas to celebrate Happiness Day:


Take the World Happiness Day to share happiness with your friends and family. Besides, taking some time to appreciate the things one has to be grateful for, even the small things, will make people happier.


You may be not able to spend a full day with your family or close friends. Therefore, spend time with your loved ones and try to fix any relationship issues that are in trouble because successful relationships are essential to happiness.


Meet and greet like-minded personalities to share the same opinions, ideas, or interests. Keep on doing this as it will help each other get creative and healthy and generate new ideas.


Charity brings inner peace. So you can donate to organizations of your choice or work for a charity that promotes good causes for you.


Social media is nowadays a great way to connect with others, especially in the furthest regions. Happiness Day is a powerful opportunity because it helps us to share and spread noble work together, and bring joy throughout the world.

International Day of Happiness 2024: Wishes, Messages, and Greetings 

Happiness is not something you can purchase, it comes naturally. On World Happiness Day, send below added wishes, messages, and greetings to your friends to bring happiness to their faces: 

  • First, make yourself happy, and then make everyone around you happy! Happy International Day of Happiness my dear!
  • On this International Day of Happiness, I hope your life is filled with love and joy and brings happiness to all you know.
  • Your cute and gentle smile possesses the power to spread joy in the world! A very happy International Day of Happiness!
  • Happiness does not mean having fun, it means a positive experience. Best wishes to you and your loved ones for International Happiness Day.
  • Take a break from all the cruelty around you and enjoy a happy day. Wishing your life be as happy as International Happiness Day.

International Day of Happiness 2024 Status, Captions

Staying happy and spreading happiness is a priceless thing one can ever wish for. On World Happiness Day share Happiness Statuses and Captions on social media:

  • Happiness is being with family and my happiness lies where my family is. Happy International Day of Happiness! #HappinessTogether
  • Count the good things in your life forgetting miseries and give yourself enough reasons to be happy on Happiness Day. #WorldHappinessDay
  • Happiness is everywhere; once you find it, always have it near you. #InternationalDayofHappyness
  • Find joy in the small things in life, and you will realize that happiness will never leave you. Happy International Day of Happiness! #HappinessDay
  • Start your day with a smile and let the joy in your heart blossom! #HappierTogether #WorldHappinessDay

International Day of Happiness 2024 Quotes

Here we added some of the beautiful and inspiring Happiness Quotes for you to share with your friends and family on the occasion of World Happiness Day:

"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." — Robert A. Heinlein

"Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be." — Abraham Lincoln

"Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." — Ernest Hemingway

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." — Tom Bodett

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." — Marcel Proust

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections." — Gerard Way

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” — Dalai Lama

"You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness." — Jonathan Safran Foer

"If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present." — Roy T. Bennett

"Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things." — Walt Disney

"In order to write about life first you must live it." — Ernest Hemingway

In the concluding section, we can say that International Day of Happiness Day is more than a day, it is a movement towards a happy, sustainable, and just world. It is our joint responsibility to ensure that the essence of Happiness Day remains intact. Let’s keep the torch of happiness forward, wherever we go, let’s spread happiness. Happy World Happiness Day!