We’re international. We’re happy. And we’re celebrating International Day of Happiness today! Check out these smile-inducing photos by our fun-loving Flighties and influential Instagram-mers. Be warned: happiness and wanderlust are contagious!
Jaimie Rogers says of her photo, “On my travels through Nepal every child I met was genuinely happy and loving life…not rich with “things” but instead rich with family and love.”
March 20th is recognized by the United Nations as the International Day of Happiness. Very timely, as it’s also the first day of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, definitely happy news for the winter-weary!
And in New England, Alaina Pinto seemed pretty happy about her snow adventure.
Since its inception in 2013, the International Day of Happiness is marked each year, with the UN’s World Happiness Report, a ranking of the world’s happiest countries.
Which contented country tops this year’s list? Norway! After sitting at fourth place the past two years, 2017 is the year this Nordic nation shines. In fact, five out of the ten top countries worldwide happiness index are Scandinavian: 1) Norway, 2) Denmark, 3) Iceland, 5) Finland and 9) Sweden (tied with Australia.)