Ethiopia is one of the few countries in the world that celebrates national laughter day and the rationale behind it is to develop a positive thinking amongst its citizens.
Those who have participated in national laughter days over the past 10 years say they have developed a psychological change. They now believe that laughter is the remedy they need to relax and free their mind from existing political, social and economic hurdles.
The initiator of the laughter day is Ethiopian Girma Belachew, who broke the world record at the World Guinness Impossibility Challenger Event held in Germany Munich in 2002 when he laughed nonstop for three hours and five minutes.
Girma now owns a school that teaches people how to laugh, and he has shared his laughter concept with his fellow countrymen. He has had laughing sessions with the military, medical professionals, patients with various ailments, and among other professionals in Ethiopia.
Source: Press TV