National Let’s Laugh Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, March 19th. There are until the next observance.

This is the day you’ve been waiting for, gigglers, cacklers, chortlers, and belly laughers. National Let’s Laugh Day is a 24-hour joke-fest held on March 19 to honor the unifying power of laughter. Let’s Laugh Day, brought to you this year by Laffy Taffyβ€”the candy that has been providing you and your family tiny bits of fun with jokes on every wrapper since 1971β€”is a time to laugh with the people you care about (rubber chicken not required).

πŸ“† When is National Let’s Laugh Day?

This year, National Let’s Laugh Day is on March 19th. It is the 3rd Sunday in March; in 2024, it is on Tuesday.

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β†’ Did you know: Laughing for 10 minutes burns around 50 calories.

You can also learn all fascinating things you didn’t know about and facts about March 19, 2023.

πŸ“œ History of National Let’s Laugh Day

Jokes have historically been the most effective means of providing comedic relief. The oldest joke in the world dates back to 1900 B.C. Laughter may be contagious as well. This is why laugh tracks were added to television broadcasts to signal when the audience should laugh and when a comic situation occurs. The first American television show to employ a laugh track was “The Hank McCune Show” in 1950.

Whereas frowning causes wrinkles, smiling produces lovely crinkles that are beneficial to the muscles. “Laughing yoga” is a popular practice in which the muscles of the face, abdomen, and lungs are worked out with laughter as the primary exercise. Laughter also increases endorphin production and decreases the stress hormone cortisol in the body.

β˜‘οΈ National Let’s Laugh Day facts

βœ… There is a whole science to it
Gelotology is the science and study of laughter and its consequences.

βœ… Laughter is contagious
People in a group are 30 times more likely to chuckle.

βœ… Laughing reduces the chances of getting sick
Laughing causes the production of a hormone called HGH, which helps boost the immune system and fight viruses.

✨ Things to do on National Let’s Laugh Day

⚑ Grab some Laffy Taffy
Every bag of Laffy Taffy boasts more jokes than a comedy performance, with a joke on every wrapper. Pick up a bag and entertain your family (and yourself) for hours.

⚑ Go to a comedy club
Frequently, comedy, like plumbing or dentistry, may be truly enjoyed when performed by an expert. That is not to say you should shun open mic evenings. Even a terrible joke may be entertaining.

⚑ Watch some of the best comedies of all time
Get on that streaming service and take a trip down comic memory lane. There’s a comedy for everyone among the thousands of titles available. Even some of the older ones are still in good condition.

πŸ“… National Let’s Laugh Day Observances

2023 March 19 Sunday
2024 March 19 Tuesday
2025 March 19 Wednesday
2026 March 19 Thursday
2027 March 19 Friday

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