Make your plans to join us for the 15th Annual World Laughter Day Event
Sunday May 5th, 2013

Celebrated world wide the first Sunday in May.
The first World Laughter Day was celebrated in 1998 in Mumbai, India

Our 5th Annual Event in Illinois!
World Laughter Day
Sunday May 6th
, 2012

Information Flyer

The Events

1:00 pm The Laughing Contest Begins
1:15 pm Laughter Warm Up and Stretch
1:30 pm Laughter Exercises
2:00 pm Laughing Meditation/Guided Relaxation
2:30 pm Laughter Games and Challenge
2:50 pm Prizes, Recognition and Awards
3:00pm One Minute of Laughter - A World Laugh

The rain did not detour the hardy hearts of laughter leaders and participants from the Chicago area. Laughter prevailed indoors and a joyful time of laughter exercises, games, giggles and guffaws left everyone feeling the excitement of the day. World Peace was felt from each member down to our littlest laugher.

Read our Illinois Resolution for World Laughter Day

Laughing with the commissioners and council members!
Lynda Tourloukis accepting the resolution from Commissioner Frank Avila

2011 - Park Ridge, IL
Sunday May 1st

Centennial Park
200 S. Western Ave Park Ridge, IL More Info

Celebrating our 4th World Laughter Day in Illinois
Celebrating the 13th Annual World Laughter Day
in the World!

Read Our Proclamation Resolution Issued by the City of Chicago for
World Laughter Day 2011

World Laughter Day Flyer
World Laughter Day Press Release

Read Chicago's World Laughter Day Resolution
Issued by the Board of Commissioners of the Chicago Water Reclamation District
April 21, 2011 for World Laughter Day


2010 - Park Ridge, IL
Sunday May 2nd

Pictures taken by the Park Ridge Herald Advocate - Pioneer Press Sun Times

Later on that day....In Chicago...

Chicago's Buckingham Fountain
More to come from Chicago Tribune and Northwestern NewsPapers


2009 - World Laughter Day - Park Ridge, IL (Chicago Border)

World Laughter Day was originated in 1998 by Dr. Madan Kataria the founder of the Laughter Yoga movement. It has been celebrated around the world ever since and is now honored on the first Sunday
in May. It is celebrated the world over...join us in Chicagoland!

Celebrated Laughter Sessions • Laughter Contests • Laughter Games • Laughter Meditation

2008 - World Laughter Day - Park Ridge, IL (Chicago Border)

(Pictures through the Pioneer Press)

Celebrations Around the World

WLD in France
WLD in Denmark WLD in Germany


Denmark Germany
WLD in Portugal WLD in Canada WLD in Austria
Portugal Canada Austria
Illinois - Yay! Australia Georgia


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