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The world’s happiest ☺️ and saddest 😔countries revealed

The International Day of Happiness is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday that is celebrated every year on March 20th. The day was first celebrated in 2013 to recognize the importance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of people around the world.

The International Day of Happiness also seeks to bring people together to celebrate the things that make us happy and to promote the idea that happiness is contagious and can be shared with others. Here are the top 10 happiest countries according to the World Happiness Report, powered by the Gallup World Poll data:

1. Finland 2. Denmark 3. Iceland 4. Israel 5. Netherlands 6. Sweden 7. Norway 8. Switzerland 9. Luxembourg 10. New Zealand

The report looks at six key factors to analyze self-reported levels of happiness across the world: social support, income, health, freedom, generosity, and absence of corruption. Governments are increasingly using this analysis to orient policies towards happiness, according to the researchers.

Which are the most miserable?

The report also determined which countries are the most unhappy around the world. War-torn Afghanistan and crisis-hit Lebanon remain the two unhappiest countries in the world, according to the survey.

Here are the top 10 unhappiest countries, ranked by most unhappy to least unhappy:

1. Afghanistan

2. Lebanon

3. Sierra Leone

4. Zimbabwe

5. Democratic Republic of Congo

6. Botswana

7. Malawi

8. Comoros

9. Tanzania

10. Zambia

The UAE is the happiest Arab country in the world, ranking in at 26. This comes as no surprise since the country has made it a part of its national mission to become the happiest nation in the world.

Saudi Arabia ranks at number 30 in the world. In recent years, the Kingdom has placed enhancing the quality of life in the country at the forefront of its reforms. Under its Vision 2030 plan – put forth by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – Saudi Arabia has been on transformative journey, whether its by providing better job opportunities or a range of recreational activities for all to enjoy.

The day is meant to promote the idea that happiness is a fundamental human right and to encourage individuals, communities, and nations to take actions that promote happiness and well-being. It aims to raise awareness about the importance of happiness and well-being, and to promote policies and practices that support these goals.

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