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UN resolution 66/281 recognized well-being as a universal goal and aspiration alongside happiness.
The African nation of Burundi, largely due to its issues with poverty and violence, holds the unenviable position of coming in last on the 2018 World Happiness Report.
The autumnal equinox occurs in September and marks the beginning of the Fall season (in the Northern Hemisphere).
Answer: Sun Outages
Sun outages occur before the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and after the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. This is due to satellites being directly positioned between the Earth and the sun.
Answer: Gross National Happiness
The Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is responsible for this development - Gross National Happiness - which has been adopted in various countries and cities around the world and laid the foundation for the International Day of Happiness.
Answer: "Equal night"
Equinox translates into English as "equal night", which alludes to the fact that day and night hours are virtually the same length during these occasions.
Answer: March Equinox
Though there are variations, the March equinox generally occurs on 20 March, with International Happiness Day adopting this date due to that event.
The Happiness Development Movement began in 1972 through a philosophy introduced by the king of Bhutan, the same country that initiated the resolution which led to the establishment of the International Day of Happiness.
Answer: New York
The International Day of Happiness was launched in 2013 by Ndaba Mandela, the late Nelson Mandela's grandson and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, at the TedXTeen conference in New York City.
Answer: Summer Solstice
The June or Summer solstice is considered to generally mark the end of Spring and signal the beginning of Summer.