World Smile Day
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World Smile Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday of October. World Smile Day for the year 2022 was celebrated on 7 October.
The purpose behind celebrating Smile Day was to dedicate one day in a year to smiles and kind acts.
The theme of World Smile Day remains the same every year -- 'Do an act of kindness, Help one person smile'.
Background of the day
World Smile Day was first celebrated in 1999 by artist Harvey Ball.
Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts (US), created the smiley face in 1963.
This picture became a symbol of goodwill and enthusiasm on the planet.
Harvey Ball declared the first Friday of October each year as World Smile Day.
He intended that one day every year should be dedicated to smiling and kind acts around the world.
After Harvey's death in 2001, the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation was created to honour his name and memory.
This foundation is the official sponsor of World Smile Day every year.
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