Photos from World Laughter Days – First Sunday in May annually

On the first Sunday in May each year, people all around the world get together to laugh for World Peace.

World Laughter Day on 1 May 2022 in Mary Stevens Park.  Such a treat to be            ‘in-person’ again:

World Laughter Day fell on 3 May 2020 this year and due to the pandemic of COVID 19 around the World ‘in person’ Laughter Yoga sessions have been prohibited.  This has led to an influx of creativity with many sessions now taking place through Zoom sessions.  Here is our session for Stourbridge and below that is a video of ‘pass the mobile phone laughter’:

Here are photos taken at 2019 World Laughter Day at Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge on Sunday, 5 May 2019:

Aloha Laughter

Red Traffic Light Laughter

Cow  Milking Laughter

Ministry of Silly Walks Laughter

Infinity Laughter (similar to 1 Metre laugh)

Laughter Meditation (Free-flow Laughter)

Here is a photo of one of the two groups that took part in the 2018 World Laughter Day in Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge:

Amidst a perfect sunny and warm Sunday at Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge we had two sessions of Laughter Yoga to celebrate World Laughter Day in 2017.   Here are some of our photos:

This is ‘Touch the Sky’ Laughter


We are doing ‘Very good, very good … Yay!’ at the end of an exercise

The group of laughers after the first session – including the
Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley

Here are some photos taken at Mary Stevens Park on 1 May 2016

Deep breathing exercises

Laughing Army Drill Song

Laughter Meditation at the end of the session

Here are a selection of photos taken at this event at Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge for World Laughter Day in 2015

This is Nemaste – Greeting Laugh (Nemaste means the divine in me sees the divine in you)


The one below is One Metre Laugh where we measure out a metre along our arms whilst laughing.

The one below is Cocktail Laughter where we mix pretend drinks and ‘drink’ the laughter

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe next two are ‘Open your Heart’ laughter

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe one below is Sushi Laughter where our pretend sushi has been dipped in hot Wasabi sauce


And finally, here is a video compilation from the day:

We had two sessions at Mary Stevens Park hub building, Stourbridge on Sunday, 4 May 2014 – here are some of the photos:

This is the ‘Ho ha, ha ha ha’ warm up with movement and hand clapping:

4-5-14 Ho ho ha ha ha2

Here is Maggie demonstrating the cocktail / milkshake laughter:

4-5-14 Maggie demonstrates Cocktail laugh

Here is the whole group with ‘Reach for the Sky’ laugh:

4-5-14 Reach for the Sky laughter

World Laughter Day coincided with the Dudley Borough Trail in 2013 so a Laughter Yoga session was held at Dudley Leisure Centre

Here is a photo where we are doing ‘cow milking’ laughter:


Here are some photos taken at World Laughter Day in Ledbury, Herefordshire on 6 May 2012:

Here are Maureen and Sue enjoying the ‘Cocktail Laugh’:

And at the finale with the Laughter Meditation: