ROME, Mar 18 2017 (IPS) – Once a year, there is a day when the seven billion inhabitants of Planet Earth should feel happy or at least are encouraged to do so–the World Happiness Day, which is marked every year on March 20. So far, so good.
A Sudanese girl beams with happiness at the inauguration ceremony of the Transitional Government of National Unity of Sudan in Khartoum. UN Photo/Evan Schneider.
But what happiness is all about? And who are the world’s happiest people… or at least the happy ones?
According to the Day’s promoters—the United Nations “It’s –literally– a day to be happy, of course!”