National Smile Power Day

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Oh, go on! Crack a grin, don a warm and sunny smile and dot those eyes with a sparkle of joy! Welcome to the celebration of National Smile Power Day! Energizing the world with love, positivity, and a whole bunch of white teeth, this jubilant day is often overlooked in favor of more chocolatey or boozy occasions!

When is Smile Power Day?

It's national smile power day on the 15th June.

The Rollercoaster Of Smiles

Smile Power Day, held annually on June 15th, marks the momentous task of spreading joy and kindness through the simple act of smiling. With a whopping 2288 online mentions in 2016 alone... This cheerful day was nothing short of spreading joy faster than a sneeze in a fully-packed elevator! (Well, before socially distanced times, of course!)

The Ripple Effect Of A Beam

But why should you smile you may wonder? Is there a need to show off those pearly whites, other than for 'Gram worthy selfies? You bet your sweet smile, there is! Did you know that the simple act of smiling can boost your mood, strengthen your immune system, and even help you live longer? Sounds like a wonder drug in facial form!

All Teeth And No Bite

While some may argue that the internet isn't always the friendliest place (trolls, we're looking at you), Smile Power Day challenges that notion. Join the army of grin-revealers and beam-spreaders committed to brightening cyberspace one pixel, or rather, one smile at a time! No better way to fight the internet blues!

Grins That Shook The Web

In 2016, this special day trended like a belated blooming flower. The number of online mentions zoomed up, making it a virtual hot-topic. Get-togethers and virtual parties were held in honor of all things smiley. Smiles had indeed gone viral! So why not jump in? Get your Cheshire-cat grin on and spread the joy this National Smile Power Day! Because who doesn't want to be a part of something that makes the world a happier place, one smile at a time?

History behind the term 'Smile Power'


The Power of a Smile

In the 1800s, the power of a smile began to be recognized as an essential social interaction. Smiles were seen as a way to express happiness, joy, and friendliness, and they quickly became a universal sign of goodwill and positivity. People realized that a simple smile could brighten someone's day and have a contagious effect, spreading happiness and positive vibes.


The Smile Revolution

The term 'smile power' gained prominence during the 1960s, a time of social and cultural revolution. As the world faced various challenges, individuals began to believe in the transformative power of smiles to promote peace, love, and unity. 'Smile power' became a slogan for those seeking positive change and a way to express their desire for a more harmonious society.


The Happy Face Phenomenon

The iconic 'smiley face' symbol emerged in the 1970s as a manifestation of 'smile power.' This simple yellow circle with a big smile and two dots for eyes became a global phenomenon, appearing on everything from buttons and bumper stickers to T-shirts and posters. The 'smiley face' symbolized the power of a smile to transcend language and cultural barriers, spreading happiness and positivity around the world.


International Smile Day

In 1999, Harvey Ball, the creator of the original 'smiley face,' declared the first Friday of October as International Smile Day. This day was dedicated to spreading kindness and goodwill through smiles. The initiative aimed to remind people of the power and importance of a smile, encouraging them to make a positive impact on the world through their facial expressions.

Present Day

The Spread of Smile Power

Today, 'smile power' continues to be a symbol of positivity and kindness. It reminds us of the profound impact a simple smile can have on our own well-being and the lives of others. From social media campaigns to motivational quotes, 'smile power' is used to encourage people to radiate happiness, strengthen connections, and improve their overall quality of life. It serves as a reminder that even in challenging times, a smile has the power to make the world a better place.

Did you know?

Did you know, smiling releases endorphins, natural painkillers, and serotonin. Together, these three make us feel good. So, when you're smiling, you're literally increasing your happiness!


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First identified

15th June 2015

Most mentioned on

15th June 2016

Total mentions


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