Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"Happy" in Jerusalem. UPDATE: and in the whole world!

UPDATE!  Today, March 20, is the official U.N. International Day of Happiness and United Nations Foundation's  website 24 Hours of Happiness  is updating every hour with new videos of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" song filmed in every imaginable place in the world! has interesting facts about the newish holiday, including "The day recognizes that happiness is a fundamental human goal, and calls upon countries to approach public policies in ways that improve the well being of all peoples."
The U.N. website about the day is here

Just because Jerusalem can be such a happy place!

Take a look at the video
 "A tribute to Pharrell Williams's song "Happy" from Jerusalem.
A production of Tichon Ramah Yerushalayim."

Even Mayor Nir Barkat makes an appearance along with the Ramah Yerushalayim high school kids.
P.S.  The original with Pharrell Williams where you can SEE the lyrics has been viewed  126 million times on YouTube. 
Yalla, let's get happy! 
(Linking to J-day at ABC Wednesday.)


VP said...

I do not see our mayor doing this! Yours is quite good (at least at this)...

Cloudia said...

Bless Jerusalem!

ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

=^..^= <3

Nadege said...

Your link didn't work so I had to Google it :

I love this song and I see I am not the only one as 125,305,524 people have viewed the official one :

Petrea Burchard said...

I won't be the first to tell you the "video" link isn't working. I'll be back to see it. I've watched several renditions of this wonderful, infections song in the last few days. So far, I still like the "official" video best but I want to see yours!

Leslie: said...

I'd love to visit some day.

abcw team

William Kendall said...

A nice angle for the shot, Dina!

Dina said...

Petrea, yes, do come back. Sorry about that missing link. That's the problem when you post something and go to bed. But now it is morning and all is fixed and updated.

Nadege, thanks, I updated the post to include the original song clip. You're right, 126 million views, wow!

VP, Barkat is a young mayor and is a good sport about these things. He even runs in the Jerusalem Marathons.

Cloudia, amen to that! "Shaloha" to you.

Leslie, I hope you can come visit someday soon.

William, this is a photo of Mamilla mall during the Light Festival when they had those little lights strung up.

Roger Owen Green said...

A JOYOUS day! First day of (alleged) spring, too.

Hilda said...

I was wondering why someone made a "Happy" video in Yolanda-devastated Tacloban—now I know why.

I like this International Day of Happiness.

Petrea Burchard said...

Mr. Williams' "Happy" has become a worldwide phenomenon. You can go to youtube and search it; a video like this one has been done almost everywhere. I'd like to watch them all.

José Mendonça said...

Isn't it amazing how Pharrell Williams' "Happy" became 'viral'?! :-) I think he deserved it, the song is absolutely cool.
And I didn't miss Calder and Calatrava in the your video! :-)

crystal said...

Thanks, Dina. I'd not heard this song before. Must post about this too :)

Anna Khan said...


Nice shot and I really liked the video ...
every body is dancing and enjoying

Unfortunately I do not Know who was the mayor in video
But what they were doing on tree , it can be dangerous :)I believe they went up there in excitement

Dina said...

Hi Anna Khan, welcome.
The mayor of Jerusalem is the man in a suit sitting at his desk.
The man up in the cherry-picker probably was just doing his job, maybe cutting back some tree branches for the electric company. I guess he heard the music and started dancing too. :)