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the annual

World’s Greatest Smile - Start with a Smile - Day

January 25th

The goal of World’s Greatest Smile - Start with a Smile - Day

is to give people from all over the world the possibility to state together that there is willingness for an intelligent and peaceful international communication.
Smiling is without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Therefore Smiling is
international and an intelligent start of peaceful communication.
And so we use as a symbol one of the least common denominators of communication - a smile.


Very Important Participants

And among others nineteen Nobel Price Laureates - including Nobel Peace Price Laureate the Dalai Lama - support the World’s Greatest Smile! Furthermore politicians Goodwill Ambassadors from UNICEF and UNESCO and many celebrities from sport and entertainment used their function as role model to make people think about more friendly and peaceful solutions this way.
Click here for the list of very Important Participants (VIPs)!

In the World’s Greatest Smile - Days so far people from more than 130 countries participated officially registered!


The participation

in the World’s Greatest Smile - Start with a Smile - Day is a symbolic act, just needs a few moments, and you can take part wherever you are on that day because participation is not attached to a certain place!

So smile at January 25th for a moment - as long or short as you wish and wherever you like to, you don’t even have to leave the house to participate.
More efficient is your participation if you even smile in a group, for example your business, your school or any other gathering of people. Let us know where we can download a picture of your Smile, we might even publish it on this WGS website!

It is a symbolic smile to express the wish for a friendlier communication and we wanted to make participation as easy as possible to enable everybody to take part. And so it is really very easy to do it.
And if you do it right, you’ll have a lot of fun as well!

And if you in addition like to communicate your participation to us -
we are happy, too!
(Of course the participation is free!)

Yes, I want to participate in the next
World’s Greatest Smile-Start with a Smile -Day
January 25th

If you are a
Very Important Participant (VIP) pleases send us and e-mail or use our contact-form to let us know about your participation! We probably won’t find you in this list!

If you want to participate
in the World’s Greatest Smile
as an individual:



  • Fill in the field ‘country’ the name of the country you live in or your citizenship.
  • If you confirm a participation of a group:
    Please make sure that everybody of your group knows about his participation and participates voluntarily!
  • If you permit your participation of your group may be published on this web site: We would only publish the name of the group, the country, the city, the number of participants, and possibly the group web site. The data of the witnesses will kept private!

If you want to participate
in the World’s Greatest Smile
with a group, business, school
or something like that