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!

Location:

Botanical Gardens in Melbourne

Contact:

Irene Stroumpas Xantheas

Australia | International Day of Happiness Walk

Date: 2017-03-20

International Day of Happiness Walk

Please come and join us at 12pm for a free community walk to help us celebrate International Day of Happiness.  Bring a friend, your colleagues, your kids, your mum… or just come on your own.

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

Location:

Botanical Gardens in Melbourne

Contact:

Fiona Redding

Registration here

England | Happiness Week

Date: 2017-03-20

Happiness Week

We are a leading Holistic Centre and are putting on a week of events to celebrate International Happiness Day. There are plenty of things for everyone to try across the week in a series of free taster sessions on Tuesday 21st, including Sound Healing, Intuitive Light Healing and Wellness Massage.

You can enjoy dipping into several of our regular classes, such as Evening Meditation For All and Avocado Pilates on Wednesday 22nd, Yoga for Beginners and Pilates on Thursday 23rd, and Tai Chi on Friday 24th.

If you’ve always fancied having a go at Belly Dance you can bring a friend along for free on Thursday 23rd! Perfect for mums and daughters with Mother’s Day just around the corner.

If you’re more of a watcher than a doer you can come along and be entertained by our specially selected movie, Choice Point, on Monday 20th at 7pm.

Our two special Guest Speaker talks will introduce you to how to take control of your own happiness. Hear about the power you can have over your own mood and mindset with solution-focused hypnotherapist Andy Workman’s ‘Cavemen and Polar Bears’ on Wednesday 22nd, and discover ‘The Five Side-Effects of Kindness’ and how simple acts of kindness can benefit you physically, as well as mentally, with the fascinating David Hamilton on Friday 24th.

You can finish off the week on a high by getting the whole family out in the fresh air for the morning with our Family Cycling Fun, a free event at Pittville Park on Saturday 25th March.

Location:

Cheltenham,, England

Contact:

Chloe Homer (Marketing Manager)
The Isbourne Holistic Centre, Cheltenham
01452 544 559
chloe@isbourne.org

USA | Happiness Block Party

Sawgrass Tiki Bar & Tea House Anniversary & Block Party

ST PETERSBURG, FL – This is a 2 day event. It is our 8th year in business and the anniversary of our 1st year in the Central Ave location. Beginning at 12pm on Saturday March 19th and ending Sunday March 20th at midnight. March 20th happens to be International Happiness Day and we are the ambassador for St Petersburg. This event will be a celebration for our anniversary and the connection of International Happiness day will bring a world wide aspect to our event. We will be creating day long happiness sessions that will include:

 

  1. Creating tea bags and happy tea
  2. Aromatherapy class and creating roller ball scents specific to each person and what makes them happy
  3. Music for happiness
  4. Kava ceremony
  5. Mindfulness ceremony
  6. Being present activities
  7. and many more
  8. we will have live music all day both days
  9. Sake Tasting
  10. Hookah Tasting
  11. Block Party with other participating merchants:

Frisky Business

Reclaimed

The Looking Glass

 

Sawgrass Tiki Bar & Tea House serves Kava and other Ethnobotanical Teas. It helps people relax and be happier.

Contact

Sawgrass Tiki Bar & Tea House 2315 Central Ave 33713.

Here is the link to my website, fb page and the link to the International Happiness Day website as well.

www.sawgrasstikibar.com

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=sawgrass%20bar

http://diainternacionaldelafelicidad.org/english/ambassadors/

https://www.facebook.com/Intl.DayofHappiness/

Declaration of the right of Happiness in the European Union

One of the main foundations of European civilisation is philosophy. Aristotle and Epicurus realized that the purpose of philosophy is happiness (well-being). Epicurus taught that happiness corresponds to absence of mental and physical pain and may be attained though observation of nature, prudence, free will, virtue and friendship.

Many centuries later, in 1776, the main author of the American Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, influenced by Epicurus’ teachings, included among basic human rights the right of pursuit of happiness. In 2012, the United Nations decided to recognize that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal and right, designating the 20th of March of every year as International day of Happiness.

Given the fact that the right to pursue happiness is not included in the 54 articles of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2010/C 83/02), we ask for the recognition of this right of happiness in the European Union, since it is self-evident that it is a fundamental human right and its non-recognition in any part of the world constitutes the violation of this natural right.

 

The Friends of Epicurean Philosophy “Garden” of Greece
4th Pan-Hellenic Symposium of Epicurean Philosophy
Pallini, Athens, Greece February 15, 2014