International Joke Day

International Joke Day celebrated every year of July 1. While a lot of strife is going on in the world, everything is different on this day. The aim of the International Joke Day is to bring people to laugh by telling them jokes.

A joke is understood as something spoken, written, or done, including aspects like irony, sarcasm, word plays, with humorous intention. Since laughter is the best medicine, do something for your health on International Joke Day and tell your friends some good jokes.

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Wayne Reinagel created of this special day in 1994. Wayne wrote us and said “I made this day July 1, because the year was officially half over and I then used it to promote my joke books”.

International Joke Day seems to have officially begun in the United States but whatever in of International Joke Day, it is clear that jokes themselves pre-date by hundreds of years. The first joke is often attributed to the Greeks, specifically Palamedes, International Joke Day seems to have officially begun in the United States but whatever the origins of International Joke Day, it is clear that jokes themselves pre-date by hundreds and hundreds of years. The first joke is often attributed to the Greeks, specifically Palamedes, who is also credited with the invention of many other things.

Humans have been telling jokes for a large part of their history. According to historians, the oldest recorded joke can be traced back to the ancient Sumerians in 1900 BC. Anthropological studies have shown that laughter evolved as a way for humans to signal of friendship and as a way to create and strengthen ties with a group. So in honour of this noble attempt to get the globe giggling, we have rounded up some of the most popular jokes from different comedians in different countries.

And from Russia to Australia, it seems some topics are always funny wherever you live. There’s plenty of problems, trouble and unhappiness in the world. Dontcha think the world would be a far better place if we’d all just chill out a little and laugh a whole lot more!? ‘Ya never know. If people around the world get into the theme of the day, it just might be the start of something great.

Take the opportunity to get the jokes started today. Use the internet to spread funny jokes and stories. Pass them along to everyone on your email list. Hopefully, some of your email “buddies” live outside of the U.S. By sending jokes to them, you’ve helped to get the ball rolling to make this a truely international experience.

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