International Joke Day is observed on July 1 of every year. Today is the day for some real laughs. International Joke Day encourages people to share their jokes, humorous videos, and funny emails with others and it is also a day to put all your problems and troubles aside. When everyone laughs more and forgets their sadness for a while, it would contribute a lot to making the world a better and greater place. Take this day as a chance to make harmless jokes about all things possible. You can spread your jokes and stories through various social media and other internet sites, thus reaching internationally. Enjoy the day by cheering, laughing, and sharing the jokes with people you come across. A joke can trigger laughter among the readers or listeners. It is said that laughter has the power to heal any illness quickly, lessen pain, reduce stress, and a lot more. Laughter can make one forget all the trauma around them and often laughter is referred to as the best medicine. Real happiness comes while seeing a person smile.
“My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.” – Muhammad Ali
History of International Joke Day
International Joke Day is believed to be created by Wayne Reinagel in 1994. Wayne created International Joke Day to observe the end of half a year and also to promote his joke books. This day was officially begun to be celebrated in the United States. But the origin of telling jokes dates back to 1900 BC in the ancient Sumerian period by Palamedes. The first joke ever is said to be recorded before the Trojan War. The first comedy club was formed in Greece in 350 BC, used mainly to exchange jokes instead of performances. According to anthropological studies, laughter evolved among humans as a sign of friendship and bonding within a group of people. It is human nature to joke and to have a good laugh.
Other Celebrations on July 1
July 1 is also celebrated as
- Canada Day
- Chartered Accountants Day
- National Second Half of the Year Day
- Zip Code Day
- National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
- National Postal Worker Day
- International Reggae Day
- National Gingersnap Day
How to celebrate the day
Celebrating International Joke Day is simple, share the best joke you have come across and made people around you laugh hard. One can organize a joke contest at work and can present them with small gifts for the best joke. Spend some time sharing jokes, funny images, videos, and emails via the internet to people all around the world. Read joke books and other fun things on the internet and keep yourself happy. You can tell and hear jokes from friends, family, and colleagues in person. Post pictures and share your International Joke Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #JokeDay. Happy Joking.
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