Celebrating World Smile Day! ? Harvey Ball, creator of the original Smiley Face symbol, thought that everyone should devote one day each year to smiles and acts of kindness throughout the world. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion. Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither should we. He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day®. Ever since that first World Smile Day® held in 1999, it has continued every year in Smiley's hometown of Worcester, MA and around the world. Make someone smile with a cheerful Smiley Face stock stamp from !