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World Happiness Day Celebrations in Gravesend

We the members of the Happiness Project kent and other organisations are getting together to organise a morning of events to spread happiness and good will to all we come across.

This day is the United Nations Day of Happiness - so people all over the world will be celebrating.

More information to follow!

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Joyia H
How lovely look forward to learning more.

The Bhutan government hold happiness days, in fact it has been said to be the happiest place to live on earth.
Genny J
wow, that's good to know! I will update you on our happiness event!
We're still waiting for the update Genny.
Genny J

United Nations Day of Happiness Wednesday 20th March In Gravesend Town Centre


Happiness Walk - Meet outside the Lloydbs TSB in Gravesend Town Centre


Scorchers Live  Band and Confident Queen

Belly Dancing 

Power Hoop demonstration


Conga  round the centtre of Town lead by Made Cafe

Their will be other activities:-

Free Hug - from the Easter Bunny

Free Smiles, Easter Eggs and much more!

Do join us! May the SMILE Be WITH YOU!


Genny J

Charities some of our members support:

 Stacey knowles appeal,  British Heat Foudation, Marie Curie Cancer Care and EllenorLions Hospices

 Organisations taking part-

Happiness Project Kent.. The Beat Project, Love Walking, World of Confidence,Confident Children

Town Centric, Asda Gravesend, MAD Café, African Caribbean Forum,Vimbroke CIC, Staey Knowles appeal, Gravesend Messenger, Cohesion Plus, Stronger Together CIC, Belly Dancing Queen Shazas, Jess’s Fitness, Hatten Wyatt,  members of the Proffesional  Women’s Group, Members of the 100+ Inspiration Women in Gravesham  .

 Special thanks to  Kent Messenger, Towncentric and Pat Marsh  and Dominic King of BBC Radio Kent  and Street Life who are helping to promote the event!

Background to Happiness Day

In 2012, the United Nations (UN) declared March 20th  to be observed as the International Day of Happiness wit aims to promote the idea that the pursuit of happiness is universal.


The day recognizes that happiness is a fundamental human goal, and calls upon countries to approach public policies in ways that improve the well being of all peoples.  By designating a special day for happiness, the UN aims to focus world attention on the idea that economic growth must be inclusive, equitable, and balanced, such that it promotes sustainable development, and alleviates poverty. Additionally the UN acknowledges that in order to attain global happiness, economic development must be accompanied by social and environmental well being.


More background information

 The initiative to declare a day of happiness came from Bhutan  –  a country whose citizens are considered to be some of the happiest people in the world. The Himalayan Kingdom has championed an alternative measure of national and societal prosperity, called the Gross National Happiness Index (GNH). The GNH rejects the sole use of economic and material wealth as an indicator of development, and instead adopts a more holistic outlook, where spiritual well being of citizens and communities is given as much importance as their material well being.

Diane T
I think this is a really great idea, and I am sorry I cant be there. I hope it's a resounding success with smiles all round............., get on and do the conga ...get on and do the conga la la la la la la ......get lots of pictures in the local paper good luck and I hope the weather holds out.

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