About the Day of Happiness

In 2018, the team of “Kaunas and Kaunas District – the European Capital of Culture 2022” has become the ambassadors of the International Day of Happiness in Lithuania. They are convinced that Kaunas is a city of happy people.

Celebration of happiness all over the world started in 2013. The International Day of Happiness is a celebration initiated by the United Nations, the aim of which is to enhance one of the most important emotions in every person’s life, namely, happiness. Every year on March 20, we will look for it and celebrate its various formats.

However, the team of Kaunas 2022 are not the only creators and authors of the Day of Happiness programme. Every year, we invite the following participants to contribute to the programme of the celebration: museums, libraries, schools, kindergartens, societies, clubs, retirement home, cafés and markets, next door neighbours or the entire house and simply everyone!

With your help, our aim is to develop this day into the happiest festival, which, by 2022 and even more actively afterwards, would be celebrated not only in Lithuania, but the entire Europe as well.

Time to Rise

This current period of life is unusual for all of us. We had to adapt almost overnight to a different life, which is a big challenge for any person’s emotional state.

In the time of global pandemic, we began to appreciate the things that previously seemed self-evident to us. Before the pandemic, meeting friends, going to the movies or a theatre performance, visiting galleries and museums, or watching a basketball game in an arena full of fans was natural. As we have to forgo it all for quite some time, the happiness factor for many of us has also gone down.

Therefore, on this Day of Happiness, we will talk and focus on our emotions and feelings. By inviting you to rise, we invite you to discover together some ways to brighten up your current routine. This year’s Day of Happiness is just a great opportunity for everyone to rise from their couches and meet the spring sun together!


Do you have ideas on how to celebrate International Day of Happiness 2022 and want to become a part of the program?

We invite you to share your ideas via email


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