History and meaning of International Day of Happiness March 20

International Day Where does happiness come from? How does this date have special history? And why choose the annual March 20 as the happy international day. Let's find out.

History and meaning International Day of Happiness

Happy International Day March 20 was officially announced by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at a United Nations conference on this issue from June 2012.

Up to now, there are 193 member countries, including Vietnam, committed to supporting, acting, positive and making more efforts to build a great world, improving the quality of life and construction. fair society, sustainable development, bringing happiness to mankind.

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The United Nations decided to celebrate this day as proposed by the Kingdom of Bhutan.

The United Nations decided to celebrate this day at the proposal of the Kingdom of Bhutan , a small country in South Asia, deep within the continent of the eastern Himalayas. Beginning in the 1970s, the king of this kingdom has come up with a new way of assessing the prosperity of society, which is through the national happiness index, in addition to the usual economic indicators. used to evaluate material wealth. This index is calculated based on the factors of health, spirit, education, environment, management quality and living standards of people.

During the meeting to launch the World Happiness Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said: "We need an economic model to identify the importance of the three essential elements for development. Three factors include: Society - Economy - Environment If we do all three things, we will have a happy world. "

Bhutan - a country with a high happiness index has recognized the supremacy of national happiness rather than national income from the first years of the 70s of the 20th century and is known for implementing the goal of total happiness. country instead of gross domestic product.

National representative Bhutan said that the need for this Day of Happiness is for all countries and people around the world to take steps to overcome the difference between countries and people worldwide, and link, unite all humanity. The fact that the United Nations selects March 20 is the International Day of Happiness, but because this is a special day of the year, when the sun is on the equator, on this day, the length of day and night is equal - the expression statue for the balance, harmony of the universe.

It is also a symbol of the balance between yin and yang, between light and darkness, between dreams and reality . Therefore, March 20 - International Day of Happiness also conveys the message that: Weigh Equal, harmony is one of the keys to bring happiness.

"For different people, happiness can have many different meanings. However, we all recognize that happiness means working to end conflict, poverty and unfortunate conditions. Other and many of our fellow beings are currently living in those conditions, Happiness is not a frivolous thing, nor a luxury. Happiness is a deep desire of every member of the family. Humanity: Happiness should not deny anyone and must be everyone's. This aspiration is hidden in the commitment of the United Nations Charter to promote peace, justice, human rights and social progress. Assembly and living standards improved ".

Vietnam in response to the International Day of Happiness

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Love and share to find for yourself and help those around us.

Vietnam is a country with thousands of years of history, so it is no stranger to happiness. Since the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) was born, "Independence - Freedom - Happiness" has become a national guideline. "Independence is the premise of freedom and happiness of the people. Freedom and happiness of the people are a measure of value and a goal of national independence. The happiness of the people is only complete when being a public. People of an independent country and who have an increasingly rich material life, have a healthy spiritual life, the people must be the true masters of the country and the development process. To develop comprehensively, towards the true, the good and the beautiful, that is always the goal, the driving force for us to continue to innovate strongly and determined to build and protect a rich and strong country of Vietnam fair, democratic, civilized ".

The organization of Vietnam's International Happiness Day is for the whole world to express their wishes, beliefs and determination to strive for a world of peace, without war, without poverty; a prosperous and sustainable world; a world in which everyone, regardless of skin color, ethnicity, or religion, is entitled to full happiness. In order for the International Day of Happiness to have practical and beautiful meanings, let us join together, join together, be responsible, creatively and determined to successfully implement the tasks of socio-economic development and promote hunger eradication and poverty alleviation, of which special attention is paid to areas where ethnic minorities still face many difficulties, to vulnerable policy beneficiaries. Let's inherit and promote the traditional values ​​of good and meaningful Vietnamese people. Love and share to find for yourself and help those around us, first of all, family, who have many real happy moments!

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