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Symbols of Happiness and what they are around the World.

Symbols of Happiness and what they are around the World.

Symbol of Happiness

Are you wondering what the different symbols of happiness are? There are many around the world because there are many different cultures.

Happiness symbolism plays a big part in human communication as we constantly look for more profound happiness and purpose in life.

Whether it’s stars, cave paintings, newest visual content, people add such meaning to their communication through the interpretation of signs. 

As we look for deeper meaning in everything around them, anything could be a symbol as long as they interpret it to mean something other than its physical definition.

Here are the Top Happiness Symbols around the World. 

1. Rose as a Symbol of Happiness.

The language of flowers - Red Roses
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The rose symbolizes some of the best and most powerful emotions as a timeless flower.

Roses embody your strongest desires and feelings from admiration, passion, and love. 

The meaning of roses—especially the yellow ones—is happiness and warmth.

That comes as no surprise as their bright, sunny color can immediately put a smile on anyone’s face. 

2. Full Moon.

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The full moon might have been the symbol of Anna Perenna, a Roman Goddess. She is connected with the New Year, plenty, long life, and renewal.

Did you know that her festivals were always held on March 15? That marked the first full moon of the Roman calendar.

She would be offered private and public sacrifices at the event to secure a happy and healthy new year. 

3. Magpie as Symbol of Happiness.

The magpie as a Symbol of Happiness
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In China, the magpie represents joy, and the bird symbolizes happiness connected with social aspects like merry events and attending celebrations.

Portrayed together, the two animals signify happiness in the heavens and on earth.

Nonetheless, if a magpie is signified as being perched, that is intended to symbolize future happiness. 

4. Laughing Buddha.

Laughing Buddha - Symbol of Happiness
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A laughing buddha is considered the ultimate symbol of happiness, taking away any concerns, signifying good fortune, wealth in career, and life fulfillment.

Buddha is regarded as the incarnation of the Bodhisattva Maitreya, prophesied to appear on Earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the Dharma.

The Laughing Buddha has become a God of abundance and contentment when adopted by religious Buddhists and Taoists. 

According to the legend, rubbing his stomach brings forth prosperity and wealth.

The character Laughing Buddha is based on the ancient Chinese Buddhist monk who lived for more than 1,000 years. 

Because of the monk’s kind nature, he has been deemed an incarnation of the bodhisattva, who will be the Future Buddha (Maitreya).

Further, the Laughing Buddha is one of the most famous figures in Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of arranging buildings, objects, and space to achieve harmony and balance so that it will bring peace and prosperity.

5. Clover Four (Faith, Hope, Love, and Happiness).

Clover four, a symbol of Happiness
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The four-leaf clover is a symbol of happiness all around the world. It’s considered the symbol of good luck because of its rarity.

Usually, a clover has three leaves. A four-leaf clover is a unique clover found in Tahara, Japan, and is presently utilized for a local visualization project. 

Were any of the above symbols of happiness a surprise to you? And do you have one yourself?

Read more:
6 Japanese Symbols of Love and Happiness.
The Language of Flowers and what they symbolize.

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