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The First International Day of Happiness

March 20 is the International Day of Happiness.

International Day of Happiness
Today is International Day of Happiness

"On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Message for the International Day of Happiness, 20 March 2013

The United Nations has proclaimed March 20 as International Day of Happiness. Join thousands of people around the world to make a personal pledge to learn more about what makes you happy today. You can learn about how happy you are right now by taking the Happiness and Life Satisfaction quiz at BeyondThePurchase.Org. To take the quiz, click on this link.

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Ryan T. Howell, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University.

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