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When is National Let’s Laugh Day?

National Let’s Laugh Day occurs on March 19th.

What is National Let’s Laugh Day?

Laughter is contagious and infectious and the best medicine all at the same time. How? Because language is weird, so laugh at it. National Let’s Laugh Day calls us to bring out the giggles, the guffaws, the snorting chortles, and every other form of laughter we can imagine.

Ever heard of laughter yoga? It’s a thing, and it’s getting big. Belly laughs work out the body and nurture the spirit. Babies laugh, though we have no idea why. (Sounds like a good reason to laugh.)

We all hit low spots, when it takes more work than usual to smile and laugh. National Let’s Laugh Day gives us practice for the healthy habit of year ‘round hilarity, mirth, and hysterical amusement.

Fun facts about National Let’s Laugh Day!

  • Laughter lowers the body’s levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. Fake laughs don’t cut the mustard.
  • Your facial and abdominal muscles get a workout every time you laugh. You might actually burn as many as 40 calories with a 15-minute belly laugh.
  • For many people, laughter soon after waking up has the invigorating effects of a cup of coffee. Try that out.
  • Gelotology is the science of laughter and how it affects the body.

How to celebrate National Let’s Laugh Day:

Go out of your way to fill the day with hilarity. As a gift to the people around you, make them laugh. Crack jokes, play pranks on people who would appreciate it, and tell sidesplitting stories. Get with your friends and relive the funnier episodes in your lives.

What’s the hashtag for National Let’s Laugh Day?

Have a good laugh, and use #LetsLaughDay on social media.