Happy World Smile Day 2022: History, Theme & Celebrations With Loved Ones
7th October is celebrated as World Smile Day every year in most of the countries around the globe. The theme for World Smile Day 2022 is that a smile has no boundaries.
World Smile Day 2022: We all enjoy keeping a smile. A simple grin can relieve even the worst stress in your life. Even better is when you enable someone else to grin because of you.
This is the purpose of World Smile Day. Every year, the holiday is observed on the first Friday in October, which is October 7 this year.
History of World Smile Day
The idea for World Smile Day was first put forth by American artist Harvey Ball. He created the recognizable smiling face image in 1963.
Harvey eventually realized that the “over-commercialization” of his insignia had robbed it of its original meaning.
He created the idea for World Smile Day, a day devoted to deeds of kindness, as a result of his worry. The first Friday in October has been recognized as World Smile Day since 1999.
The Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was started in his honor when he passed away in 2001.
Theme of World Smile Day 2022
Every smile is celebrated on this day, and people are urged to be kind to one another. A smile knows no political, geographic, or cultural barriers, according to the day’s topic.
Celebrations of World Smile Day 2022
World Smile Day is observed in various creative and original ways by people all around the world.
Since 2000, the Worcester Historical Society in Massachusetts has been throwing a ball to commemorate this day. The Harvey Ball Smile Award and other activities with a smiley-face theme are held at the ball.
Along with the release of balloons promoting World Smile Day, hot air balloon contests are also held.
Other entertaining events and competitions, like choral performances, the “Where’s the smiley?” challenges, pie eating contests, and circus performances, are also organized in many nations.
On this day, a lot of organizations give away free food to those in need.
Hospitals and nursing facilities often host a variety of events to cheer up patients and the elderly.