Nationwide celebration of the International Day of Happiness (March 20) will run throughout this month, with a number of activities concentrated around March 16-23.

Heart-warming occasions, such as mass wedding days for young couples and events honouring notable long and happy marriages, will be organised to spread cheer and create a positive public atmosphere. A series of exhibitions, musical concerts, workshops and competitions will also be taking place.

The domestic celebration, themed “love and share”, is also an opportunity for the Government to promote policies and initiatives to advance local living standards as well as to encourage law-abiding behaviour and community spirit.

Established by the UN General Assembly in June 2012, the International Day of Happiness is celebrated across the globe.

In Vietnam, the Prime Minister has issued Decision 2589/QD-TTg to mark the day annually throughout the nation. The Southeast Asian country pledged to support the UN day through its efforts to build a more sustainable and equitable society.-VNA