Last Updated on April 19, 2023
July 1 is observed as international joke day; this is the best way to start the year’s second half. This day creates the opportunity to start the year’s second half with chuckling, a 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 person will laugh, and a good joke is one of the ways to promote that laughter, which 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 cold, diffuse your anger, and boost your cardiovascular system (like exercise). So we can understand the importance of laughter and jokes.
History of the International Joke Day
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 and the beginning of the next half-year. This international day was created to encourage laughing.
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Activities to do on the International Joke Day
- Learn a joke
Memorizing a few words will be easy when compared to telling a joke. Telling a joke is not an easy task; it takes time; you have to read the audience’s mind, 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 if 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 a live comedy show. Go to the comedy club in your area, support it and its comedians, and have a huge dosage of laughter by the end of the day. Participate in their upcoming comedy shows and support them.
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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 burns calories.
- Jokes unite the people.
Every country has its own 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 or how we prefer the joke, we all love having a great belly laugh with a good companion. International joke day reminds us that we are human and brings us all together.
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