World Laughter Day 2024: Before and Laughter

05.May 2024

Since its inception in 1998, World Laughter Day has served as a global celebration of the life-affirming energy that laughter brings. It's a reminder that laughter remains a steadfast companion, offering solace, connection, and a much-needed reprieve amidst life's tribulations. 

© RED NOSES International Office – Craig Russell

Science affirms what we've long known in our hearts: laughter is potent medicine. It's a natural stress reliever, a mood enhancer, and a catalyst for forging stronger bonds with those around us. In a world often fraught with challenges, the ability to find humor and share laughter is a priceless gift—one that can uplift spirits, mend hearts, and bridge divides. 

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At RED NOSES, our commitment to spreading laughter knows no bounds. Through our Emergency Smile (ES) missions, we strive to bring moments of levity and human connection to those facing adversity, whether due to crisis or displacement. Our clow artists offer more than just a diversion; they offer hope, resilience, and the reminder that even amid hardship, there is still room for joy. 

© RED NOSES International Office - Ben Kaulfus

As we celebrate World Laughter Day, let's remember the words of Victor Borge, who said, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” This sentiment underscores the profound connection and joy that laughter brings. Therefore, let us embrace laughter wholeheartedly, for in sharing laughter, we not only brighten our own lives but also connect deeply with others, fostering a world of warmth, kindness, and resilience.

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