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World Smile Day

October 5

Do an act of kindness. Help one person SMILE!

When commercial artist Harvey Ball created the smiley face in 1963, the image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned that its original meaning had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace. Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. He declared the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day®. Visit the website to download posters, stickers, activities and colouring pages.


October 5