World Smile Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in the month of October. The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts, Harvey Ball. He created the Smiley Face in 1963.
The World’s first World Smile Day was held in the year 1999 and has been held annually since.
After Harvey’s demise in 2001, the “Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation” was created to honour his name and memory. The slogan of the Smile Foundation is “improving this world, one smile at a time.” The Foundation continues as the official sponsor of World Smile Day each year.