World Smile Day® - 3 October

World Smile Day cartoon with people on a globe with a smiley face

World Smile Day® was created by Harvey Ball of Worcester, Massachusetts, who, in 1963, designed the original smiley face logo.

He thought that all of us should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world, regardless of politics, geography and religion.

So on World Smile Day®, the first Friday in October each year, people all around the planet perform acts of kindness and help others smile.

Resources

World Smile Day

Website created to provide information about World Smile Day®. Browse the archives to learn more about past World Smile Day® events, Smiley and his creator - Harvey Ball. 

Illustrations of emotions

Royalty-free illustrations of the human body including a set of illustrations of a child's face showing different emotions.

Resource calendar

Links to resources to support learning related to celebrations, awareness days and action weeks throughout the year.