Smile Monday marks International Day of Happiness


Sure, it sounds like an oxymoron, but Monday is the International Day of Happiness and the first day of spring. So smile, because winter is officially over, even if it doesn”t feel like it in some areas.

The United Nations established International Day of Happiness to “recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.” Celebrations have been held on March 20 each year since 2013.

This year, the UN is using the Smurfs to promote its 17 sustainable development goals on the International Day of Happiness. Because nothing says “happy” like cartoons that were popular in the 1980s, right?

Many Twitter users shared messages of happiness on Monday. 

But with International Day of Happiness on the first day of the work week, many were not feeling the good vibes.