International smile day: history and traditions of the holiday
Smile is a symbol of mood, reflection of the internal world of each person. You can use it to enchant, to ask, to convince. It helps in any life situations, likable people. Smile is the engine of human relationships. Without it, the world really would have been grim and gray. That is why we openly and, whenever possible, demonstrate it. In honor of her even invented a special dedicated to her event — international day of smiles.
The history of the holiday: how it all began
At the origin is then a simple, unknown artist Harvey bell. This man lived in the mid-twentieth century, wrote a regular pattern and does not particularly different from hundreds of creative people. But one day, to ordinary master addressed the employees of the insurance company with a request to draw them interesting logo. Harvey set to work and, without thinking, portrayed the funny yellow face with eyes and smiling mouth. Called his masterpiece "smile" and gave it to the insurers in exchange for work only $ 45.
What was his surprise when, soon smiley became very popular worldwide. It began to draw on postage stamps, t-shirts, glassware, and calendars. As for the insurance company, they quickly realized that their new logo wins the whole world, and quickly ordered for all of the staff pins, and badges on clothing with his image. They were the pioneers and the first people who proudly showed yellow face all around.
As smiley has conquered everyone on the planet
Worldwide fame to this pattern came in the 1970-ies. It was then that the Frenchman Franklin's Loufrani decided to bypass the United States. He stated that the idea belongs to him and registered the symbol as a trademark. Of course, the author really didn't like it, and Harvey bell is also officially legalized smiling face with their initials to boot. The man also opened a whole big company, is dedicated to him. It exists to this day and is called the "world smile Corporation". It is headed by the artist's son Charles. The organization said that the profit goes only to pay taxes and to charity.
Nowadays, the emoticon has become very popular in the Internet. It is actively inserted into sentences to portray their emotions when writing emails, postcards, and just chat. I wonder what to use a colon with a parenthesis in the quality of the graphic image offered Scott Fahlman from the University of Pennsylvania. Unofficially, however, the sign ":)" for the first time used the well-known Russian writer Nabokov, but few people know about it.
The first time the celebration in honor of smiley faces noted in 1999, 1 Oct. International smile day since then is celebrated on the first Friday of the second month of autumn. In 2014 is October 3.
International smile day: what to give?
If you want to congratulate your relatives on this holiday, the gift you need to prepare a theme too. If it is an international day of smile emoticon, then the gift should be imaged of the beloved face. For example, in stores you can buy a calendar dedicated to this character. Every day you stick emoticons depicting your mood. This creates an emotional picture of the whole you have ever experienced.
You can also give a toaster that produces crisp bread with the image of a smile. Another themed gift will be a set of underwear, each instance of which painted a different mood. Thanks to him, have the opportunity every day to wear the set depending on your state of mind. A good solution would be a set of pillows, smiles, smiling sun Slippers and sheets with a pattern of smiles. You could buy in the store, the benefit in our days the range is wide. With such gifts international smile day will be fun and cool.
How to celebrate international day of smiles
Of course, everyone decides for himself where to go on the first Friday of October. But of course, to celebrate this event in the office need. First, it is Friday, and the smile is already a symbol. And, secondly, the whole team is easier and more creative to come up with a program on the international day of smile. The script may include General painting, cutting and putting up the yellow faces in the office, the singing of the children song "From the smile will brighten all" under Jolly tea party.
Something similar can be set up in his house, only then has the opportunity to turn even wider as it's own legitimate territory, and you then have the right to do whatever we want: from baking a cake in the shape of a smile before razrisovany walls in yellow faces. The main thing that all family members were overjoyed. Include in the process not only of children, and even grandparents, dress them in holiday caps, open the champagne and chocolates and have real fun with all its attributes.
Interesting facts about smile
For anybody not a secret that with its help we ourselves can raise the mood. Even when the soul scratching cat, the smile increases energy, increases vitality, and improves internal emotional state. She is also able to relieve stress and to calm a cranky nervous system. Smile stabilizes blood pressure and improves the functioning of all systems in the body.
While we smile on the face involves more than 50 muscles. Takes a little charging, why is improving the General tone, the condition of the skin in the nasolabial part of the head. This means that we are more beautiful and younger look. Also 15 minutes of laughter has long been equated to a full half-hour workout. So, with her help, we still lose weight, maintain your body in excellent condition and improve the functioning of the heart.
International smile day is only once a year. But now we have many reasons to celebrate it at every available opportunity. After all, the smile and laughter not only create a mood, and make us more healthy, beautiful and young.