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#InternationalDayOfHappiness: Nigeria is happier than Ghana! See the list of Happiest Countries

2017 #InternationalDayOfHappiness

The International Day of Happiness (known as Happiness Day) is celebrated throughout the world including Nigeria on the 20th of March.

The International Day of Happiness (“Happiness Day”) was founded by United Nations adviser Jayme Illien on June 28, 2012. #InternationalDayOfHappiness draws our attention to a very important component of life as we know i- happiness.

In the ranking released, it shows African countries aren’t very happy. The highest placed African country is Algeria which came in at number 53. Nigeria is ranked at number 95 and Ghana at 116.

In the world top ten, we have Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and Sweden (which tied for ninth place).

Money is part of the happiness measurement but is not the only thing. Real gross domestic product per capita is one of the key measurements. The report also measures generosity, a healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices and freedom from corruption.

Also to celebrate #InternationalDayOfHappiness here are some of our favorite tweets on the topic today:

Most times, it’s really the simple things: