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National Smile Power Day – June 15, 2023

National Smile Power Day is celebrated on June 15. While people say that love makes the world go ‘round, what people forget is that it’s a smile that makes the world a much happier place. A smile is contagious and can make everyone else instantly perk up. Let’s spend the entire day with big bright smiles on our faces. Spreading joy is all that this day is about. A fun fact about smiling is that it can instantly make another person feel better about themselves, build their self-confidence, and also improve their self-esteem.

History of National Smile Power Day

It’s unknown who came up with the idea of dedicating an entire day to voluntarily spreading smiles. If we trace the origin of the smile into mythology, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, both mention smiling. Even before that, the Vedas talk about smiling. In the Vedas the mention of the smile occurs and how it helps in building a bond with other people. The fact expressed there is true even in today’s time. A simple smile can alleviate a person’s mood.

As per recorded history, the first smile was from the Indus Valley Civilization. The fossils unearthed from that era show wall paintings where you can see a smile on the faces. Ever since then, humans have been said to have the power to smile.

The great Dr. Seuss once said, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” This is basically one of the founding principles behind the creation of the National Smile Power Day. Not many are aware of the benefits of smiling, and this day was invented to make people aware of the fact that people who smile more end up living a longer life.

Many countries have started urging their governments to make the National Smile Power Day an official holiday. That way, people will have an official reason to smile on a certain day of the year.

National Smile Power Day timeline

1963
The Yellow Smiley Face

Harvey Ball creates the very popular and now familiar emoji of the yellow smiley face.

2000
World Smile Day

Harvey Ball declares the start of World Smile Day.

2001
The Death of Ball

He passes away a few days after the first official day.

2009
The Official Holiday Petition

People from all over the world started an online petition to make this day an official holiday.

National Smile Power Day FAQs

What is the power of a smile?

You should never underestimate the power of a smile. It helps people to share peace, affection, and even hope.

Why is a smile so powerful?

It has been discovered that smiling is very good for one’s health. Smiling can reduce your stress levels; help your heart be healthier; lower your blood pressure; and decrease cortisol in your body, thereby boosting your immune system.

Why is smiling so important?

Studies have shown that smiling offers a mood boost and goes on to help our bodies release hormones that, in turn, provide an innumerable advantage to the betterment of your health.

National Smile Power Day Activities

  1. Smile

    The day is meant to smile. So, make it a point to pass on a smile to whoever you run into on the streets or at work or home. That will give the other person a morale boost, and urge them to pass it forward to someone else ahead.

  2. Use the smiley face emoji

    On this day, ensure that you use a smiley face emoji in every text that you send out. That will automatically help you send out a happy text rather than an angry or an unpleasant text. It helps you reduce stress and also boosts the confidence of the person you’re sending the text to.

  3. Perform random acts of kindness

    On this day, you can go ahead and do as many random acts of kindness as possible. That will invariably bring a smile to your face and also bring cheer to the people you’re doing the act of kindness for. It will help somewhat in making the world a better place to live.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Smiling

  1. Babies smile

    The first thing that a baby learns after being born is to smile — it’s the first facial expression that a baby learns.

  2. Types of smile

    Expert scientists have figured out that a human body can express as many as 20 different types of smiles.

  3. Facial muscles

    It has been studied that smiling uses as many as 53 different muscles on the face.

  4. Average smiles

    An average woman goes on to smile over 60 times per day while an average man smiles less than 10 times a day.

  5. It can affect your career

    About three-quarters of the world population believes that if you have a bad smile, it can hurt your career prospects.

Why We Love National Smile Power Day

  1. The gesture matters

    National Smile Power Day is connected directly expressing compassion and benevolence. More than the smile itself it is the gesture behind it that matters, and that’s how we can spread more joy in the world.

  2. We discover scientific facts

    Smiling is the most powerful tool that any human being can have. It has been scientifically proven that people who smile more end up living a longer life.

  3. It can lift a mood

    While you’re walking back home from the office after a bad day, if any stranger passes you with a smile, your mood instantly lifts up. That’s the power of a smile.

National Smile Power Day dates

YearDateDay
2022June 15Wednesday
2023June 15Thursday
2024June 15Saturday
2025June 15Sunday
2026June 15Monday

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