July 1 is observed as the international joke day; this is the best way to start the second half of the year. This day creates us the opportunity to start the second half of the year with chuckling, smile, and laughter. The objective of international joke day is to encourage and promote laughter. The laughter of a good joke is one of the universal human experiences. Whatever the culture is, every people will laugh, and the good joke is one of the ways to promote that laughter, and that laughter promotes your good health. Some of the benefits of good laughter are that it helps you relax (like a massage), boost endorphins, make you feel good, promote the immune system, fight off with cold, diffuse your anger, and boost your cardiovascular system (like an exercise). So we can understand the importance of laughter and jokes.
History of the International Joke Day
The international joke day was created by the famous American author and graphic artist “Wayne Reinagel” in the year of 1994. He said that he made July 1 the international day because it is the end of half-year as well as the beginning of the next half-year. This international day was created to encourage laughing.
Activities to do on the International Joke Day
- Learn a joke
Memorizing a few words will be easy when comparing to telling a joke. Telling a joke is not an easy task; it takes time; you have to read the audience’s mind, and etc. So why can not you take this day to practice a new joke? First, practice the delivery and then check out with your friends and family. If it goes well, you will have a joke in your pocket to take it out when necessary.
- Read and watch humor pieces.
Nowadays, daily, we are reading and watching the news; even it is a good thing, give a day leave for that routine. Instead of watching or reading the news, try to watch or read new jokes on websites or in magazines. You can also find the best comedies on the internet. And also you can watch some joke clips on the internet.
- Support standup and live comedy
One of the best ways to celebrate this international comedy day is by supporting the live comedy show. Go to the comedy club in your area, support the club and their comedians, and have a huge dosage of laughter by the end of the day. Participate in their upcoming comedy shows and support them.
Why Everyone Loves International Joke Day?
- Jokes are good for our bodies.
We must have heard that “laughter is the best medicine,” and it is not only words. Many studies have proven that laughing promotes our mental health and physical health, boosts our immune system, decreases stress hormones, and even burn calories.
- Jokes unite the people.
Every country will have its own and unique way of humor, and this international joke day is the perfect time to share a unique culture with others. No matter what differences we have, what way we prefer on the joke, we all love to have a great belly laugh with a good companion. The international joke day reminds us that we are human, and it brings us all together.
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