Swiss | UN Library


Date:  Monday March 19

In spite of these difficult times, you are all invited to celebrate the International Day of Happiness this coming Monday, 19 March, from 12h30 to 14h00. Come and enjoy a moment of fun & friendship with poetry, music and dance.

Please bring a book that makes you happy for display and, if you feel like, a text you would like to share during our traditional public reading!


Library Events Room (B Building, 1st floor, b.135).
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Portugal | Happy Messages to People


Date:  March 22, 2018

Students will make some videos with messages of Happiness and Love to the rest of the World.

They will also deliver some cards with happy quotes to people with whom they cross on the street, in order to brighten their day and make them smile.


Olhao / Portugal


Maria Manuela Fatela Ribeiro Valentim Teixeira
Praca Dr. Alberto Iria
8700 -312
Olhao  -Portugal


Australia | Walk + Book Launch

Date:  March 20, 2018

We will be celebrating International Day of Happiness this year with a walk through the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Melbourne on Tuesday 20th March.

And as an extra special bonus this year, the walk will also coincide with the launch of The Happiness Hunter’s Guide to Meditation – because meditation is happiness too. The Happiness Hunter’s Guide to Meditation is a simple, yet highly effective introduction to the powerful practice of meditation.

The walk is free and open to everyone. We may go and share a coffee or a meal together after the walk. And The Happiness Hunter’s Guide to Meditation will be available to purchase on the day as well.


Royal Botanical Gardens, Gate D, cnr Domain Road & BIrdwood Ave, South Yarra 3141


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Swiss | Pure Happiness at UNOG

Date: 2017-03-18

Pure Happiness

Activities to spread happiness:

  • creative writing workshops,
  • music therapy,
  • public reading of poetry and prose, and
  • concert of the children’s choir of the Institut international de Lancy

We distributed free hugs and candies (in the shape of smurfs). I think we really made lots of prople happy!
We are proud to participate in the celebration of this Day and hope this year will be a great success too. Times are rough, we need happiness!!


Greece | The Global Happiness Project

Date: 2017-03-20

The Global Happiness Project

Welcome to the Global Happiness Project.

The aim of this project is to unite children all over Greece and the world with one common thing in mind -HAPPINESS!  It all starts with sharing.

In September 2015 we launched this project.  The GHP is scrap/project book.  In this scrap/project book each school/teacher can choose students or complete the GHP with a whole class.    Feel free.   Students need to  answer  questions (in English) about happiness and to draw or post a picture of what happiness means to them.

Children from the age of 6-17 can take part.  They will be engaged in an activity that embraces happiness and sharing and spreading happiness to other children around the world.   The GHP has so far travelled to schools in New Zealand, Ireland, Japan, Australia, Bali and now travelling through Greece.

Each school will be responsible for the book when in their hands and will have to send it off to the next school.  The “book” cannot stay longer than 15 days at each school.

Schools will be able to skype and communicate with each other. This is something students love doing.  So, if you have any fellow teachers/schools in Greece or in other countries who would be interested in taking part please do tell me so we can add to the list.
The scrap/project book will be sent off with guidelines and the name and address of the next school . Each school will receive a certificate of participation made by my school.

As soon as the scrap/project book is completed by my students, you will be able to see and understand how simple it is. I hope you can all participate in this project. It’s just a simple idea but we can all make it into a HUGE project!


Botanical Gardens in Melbourne


Irene Stroumpas Xantheas