Yuk it up, Sunday is World Laughter Day!

Dr. Madan Kataria first introduced this day in 1998 to broaden understanding and friendship throughout the world. The celebration of World Laughter Day is meant to be a positive manifestation for world peace and to build up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.

The observance takes place annually on the first Sunday of May; it has now spread to 65 countries and led to the creation of thousands of laughter clubs.

U.S. Senator George A. Smathers sharing a laugh with Governor Collins and President Kennedy.

We all know laughter is contagious. Walt Disney said, “Laughter is America’s most important export.”

Portrait of 2 1/2 year old Greg Hansen - Tallahassee, Florida.

To see more photographs guaranteed to make you smile, visit the Florida Laughing exhibit on the Florida Memory website.