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Laugh and Get Rich Day – February 8, 2023

Laugh and Get Rich Day is celebrated every year on February 8. It is a day to laugh and to enjoy the many benefits that laughter brings. The biggest benefit of laughter is that it improves our health. Laughing can elevate our mood, lower stress and blood pressure, and strengthen the immune system. In this way, laughter makes us rich because health is wealth, after all! But laughter can also contribute to our financial gains by enriching our professional lives. Those who laugh often tend to be happier — happy workers are more productive and are liked by coworkers.

History of Laugh and Get Rich Day

Laugh and Get Rich Day is a holiday that is shrouded in mystery. We don’t know who or when it was created, and even the purpose of the celebrations is unknown. However, the general understanding is that this is a holiday that encourages people to laugh to realize that if we’re happy, we have all of the riches we will ever need. Therefore, on February 8 every year, people come together to share jokes, laugh, and spend quality time with each other.

What most of us might not realize is that babies can laugh before they’re even close to speaking. Infants as young as 17 days old can laugh way before they begin to make babbling sounds. They laugh when they find something amusing or during playtime. That’s how ingrained laughter is in us! In fact, a number of scientific studies show that during a 10-minute conversation, the average person will likely laugh anywhere from 5.5 to 5.8 times. Something else that science has taught us is that even the act of smiling, regardless of whether it’s genuine or not, can considerably improve a person’s mood. So, if you’re having a bad day and want to feel better, just crack a smile.

Laughter has also inspired humans to create the genre of comedy, which is designed to bring us humor in the form of literature, films and T.V. shows, jokes, and even music. They make us feel joy and inspire us to laugh — and that is why we tune into our favorite sitcoms or comedy movies when we are feeling down.

Laugh and Get Rich Day timeline

1889
Charlie Chaplin

One of the world’s greatest comic actors is born on April 16, 1889.

1934
“Thank You, Jeeves”

P.G. Wodehouse’s famous comic novel is published.

1993

“Mrs. Doubtfire”
A blockbuster hit, the movie makes Robin Williams a household name.

1994

“Friends”
The world’s best-loved sitcom premiers.

Laugh and Get Rich Day FAQs

What is Laugh and Get Rich Day?

Laugh And Get Rich Day is an annual celebration observed on February 8. It is the day to feel free, laugh, and be happier.

What are the benefits of laughter?

Laughter has a number of benefits. It relieves pain, helps your heart, boosts your immune system, makes you happier, reduces stress, and relaxes your body.

Is laughing good for your heart?

Laughter increases your heart rate, and you take many deep breaths. This means that more oxygenated blood is circulated through your body, improving your vascular function.

Laugh and Get Rich Day Activities

  1. Laugh out loud

    Don’t forget to laugh with your loved ones this Laugh and Get Rich Day. Tell each other jokes, watch a funny movie, or simply spend time with each other.

  2. Exchange funny messages

    Share memes and exchange funny messages via chat. You can also forward funny videos and audio clips.

  3. Spread the message on social media

    Post on social media to let more people know about Laugh and Get Rich Day. Encourage people to post something funny.

5 Facts About Laughter That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. We laugh the most as children

    We laugh most exuberantly at ages five and six.

  2. Laughter is contagious

    Just watching someone laugh activates the brain to prepare facial muscles to join in.

  3. It’s a good exercise

    Laughing just 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn up to 40 calories.

  4. Gelotophobia is the fear of laughter

    Up to 13% of the population could be afraid of laughter.

  5. You can't tickle yourself into laughter

    Your brain predicts that a tickle is about to happen, so it's impossible to surprise yourself.

Why We Love Laugh and Get Rich Day

  1. It makes us happy

    A day dedicated to laughing is bound to make anyone happy. It’s for this reason that we love Laugh and Get Rich Day.

  2. It brings us together

    Laugh and Get Rich Day brings us together. It encourages us to meet up with our friends to chat, share stories, and laugh.

  3. Our health is improved

    Health is wealth and Laugh and Get Rich Day tells us that the more we laugh, the healthier — and therefore, wealthier — we will be!

Laugh and Get Rich Day dates

YearDateDay
2023February 8Wednesday
2024February 8Thursday
2025February 8Saturday
2026February 8Sunday
2027February 8Monday

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