World Laughter Day Canada 2007

World Laughter Day (Canada) May 3, 2009

What is World Laughter Day?

"World Laughter Day" was created in 1998 by Dr Madan Kataria, founder of the worldwide Laughter Yoga movement. The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for world peace and is intended to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter. Its popularity has grown exponentially with that of the Laughter Yoga movement (now counting over 5000 Laughter Clubs worldwide on all 5 continents).

The first "World Laughter Day" gathering took place in Mumbai, India, on 11th of January 1998. 12,000 members from local and international Laughter Clubs joined together in a mega laughter session.

"HAPPY-DEMIC" was the first World Laughter Day gathering outside India. It took place on 9th January 2000 In Copenhagen, Denmark and more than 10,000 people gathered at Town Hall Square. The event went into Guinness Book of World records.

"World Laughter Day" is now organized on the first Sunday of May every year. Hundreds of people (oftentimes thousands) gather worldwide on that day to laugh together. Such an enthusiastic participation is proof that Laughter Clubs are not a laughing matter.

Check back here soon for a list of World Laughter Day events in Canada. For International Events see: Dr. Kataria's Website

World Laughter Day: Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Laughter Clubs invite you to join us for
World Laughter Day Toronto

Kew Beach Park Bandstand (Map)
Time: 1 – 2:00pm
Activities: Lots of laughter and fun
Cost: Free (but we accept donations)
Contacts: Wendy Woods 416-926-9450 or or Beverley Howell (416) 691-8408 or