World Laughter Day

Laughing gull (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

“Hah! Hah!” says the laughing gull, “Today is World Laughter Day.”

First celebrated in 1998 by the founder of the Laughter Yoga movement, World Laughter Day is now an annual event held on the first Sunday in May.

Last December I wrote about laughing kookaburras (click here if you missed the video). Today I have two more laughing birds.

Below, a yellow-naped Amazon visits the vet:

And here, Johnny Carson interviews a common myna. If you’re near or over 60 you remember the (now almost laughable) clothing from 1976.

Hah! Hah! Hah!

(photo from Wikimedia Commons, videos from YouTube; click on the caption or video logos to see the originals)

5 thoughts on “World Laughter Day

  1. I remember leisure suits. Now they’re retro. As for the laughing birds, it is impossible to listen to them (especially the first one) and not start laughing along. Thanks for a great start to the day, Kate.

  2. Johnny Carson always had great timing. and he used his facial expressions as the punch line like no one else.

    1. Mary, I couldn’t agree more. I loved every show where he had animals on.
      Thanks Kate!

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