International Day of Happiness Dates Set

The two California events will focus on community connectivity and the record of the country of Bhutan.

The founding members of the Brotherhood Lions Club San Diego is pleased to announce the schedules for the Happy Fun Fest in Mission Viejo and San Diego have been set. Mission Viejo's celebration will be held on Saturday March 12th from 11 am to 5 pm and the San Diego event begins at 11 am and lasts until 4 pm on March 19th. The International Day of Happiness in the two cities is based on the United Nations resolution calling for a greater focus on happiness in daily life.

The two California events will focus on community connectivity and the record of the country of Bhutan. In 2011, the government of Bhutan launched the National Organic Program to focus the country on its goal of 100 percent organic by the year 2020. The progress which has been made in Bhutan has made it one of the greenest nations on Earth. The country is already carbon-neutral and plans to reach 100 percent organic and zero waste. It is one of the few nations which have negative carbon emissions.

The events are free to the public and each of the events promotes sustainability and reduction of greenhouse gas emission. The underlying United Nations Day of Happiness proclamation is inspired by Bhutan, where citizens are considered to be some of the happiest in the world. The government of Bhutan recognized the importance of national happiness over income. The government adopted the goal of Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product.

Activities during the two events are intended to be a collective conscious experience where in person or virtual streaming is promoted to celebrate causes and express happiness. The Crazy Hat for Happy contest is one example. Various local businesses and organizations are participating in the activities, exhibits and displays. Norman P. Murray Center in Mission Viejo is the location for the March 12 festivities.

Contact Info:
Name: Jacklyn Flowers
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Organization: Happy Fun Fest
Address: c/o The San Diego Children's Coalition, 4191 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92117
Phone: (888) 250-8861x2

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