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Share a Smile Day

Make Share a Smile Day extra special - spread joy and positivity by sending thoughtful messages to friends, family, and even strangers today!
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March 1
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Introduction

March 1 marks the annual Share a Smile Day, an international day dedicated to spreading joy and happiness through simple acts of kindness. This special day was created in 2005 as a way to remind everyone that even the smallest gestures can make someone's day brighter. Whether it's giving a compliment, helping out a neighbor, or just offering a friendly smile, there are so many ways to share your positivity with the world!

History of Share a Smile Day

Share a Smile Day Dates

Share a Smile Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of Share a Smile Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Share a Smile Day was established as an annual international event to spread joy through small acts of positivity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Observance</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday was observed for the first time on March 1, 2006 with individuals and organizations joining in the celebration globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Media Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Recognized by major media outlets, Share a Smile Day's popularity increased and it gained more global participants.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Partnership with Charities</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday forged partnerships with charities to use the day as a catalyst for community-focused positivity initiatives.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Official Acknowledgement</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cities and states began officially acknowledging the holiday, further vitalizing its impact and popularity.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Share a Smile Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a card</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the time to write a heartfelt and thoughtful message in a card.  You can even make one yourself and add your own personal touches.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make someone laugh</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share a joke, tell a funny story, or just make silly faces - whatever it takes to make someone else smile.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Give compliments</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Be sure to recognize the special people in your life. Compliment them on their success, achievements, or just for being them!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share a hug</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sometimes the best way to show that you care is with a hug. Give your friends and family an extra squeeze on Share a Smile Day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Do something nice</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Doing something nice for someone else is a great way to show you care. Make dinner for them, bring them flowers, or help with a chore around their house.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Share a Smile Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Smiles can lift our spirits</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>When someone smiles at you, it can instantly make you feel better. A smile is like an infectious symbol of good cheer that brightens up any room!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Smiles spread kindness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Even the smallest act of kindness - like a genuine smile - can go a long way in making someone's day brighter. So take the opportunity to spend some time doing something nice for someone else and spreading some happiness!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Smiles help create connections</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By sharing a smile with those around you, you open yourself up to potential new friends and experiences. You never know what type of relationships could flourish if you simply express your appreciation through a simple gesture like a smile!</p></div></div>

5 Unexpected Facts about Share a Smile Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Human smiles are easily recognizable worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>Regardless of cultural differences, a smile is universally understood and immediately recognizable. On Share a Smile Day, your grin has the potential to bridge gaps and warm hearts globally.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Scientifically, smiles can improve our mood</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to scientists, the mere act of smiling can trigger the release of neuropeptides that fight off stress and foster feelings of happiness.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Smiles can be heard in our voice</h3><p class='facts-content'>When people are genuinely happy and they smile, it can actually be detected in their tone of voice. This means over the phone, your smile can still shine through.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are 19 different types of smiles</h3><p class='facts-content'>Researchers have identified 19 distinct types of smiles, divided into two categories: polite, “social” smiles and sincere "felt" smiles that engage the muscles around the eyes.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Smiles are contagious</h3><p class='facts-content'>Research has shown that the human brain naturally responds to the sight of others smiling, making us more inclined to smile and feel joy ourselves. Share a Smile Day presents the perfect opportunity to start this positive chain reaction.</p></div></div>

Share a Smile Day FAQs

When is Share a Smile Day?

Share a Smile Day is celebrated on March 1 every year. In 2024 Share a Smile Day will occur on a Friday.

Share a Smile Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Mar 1

Wednesday

2024

Mar 1

Friday

2025

Mar 1

Saturday

2026

Mar 1

Sunday

2027

Mar 1

Monday

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