Today is the International Day of Happiness, but what is it about Nottingham that makes locals happy?

International Day of Happiness is celebrated on March 20 each year and was founded by Action for Happiness.

The non-profit organisation aims to make the world a happier place, with people from 160 different countries taking part around the globe.

This year marks the fifth time the day has been celebrated since the first ever UN conference of happiness took place in 2012, officially celebrating it in 2013.

The day was initially brought about by the UN General Assembly, who made a resolution which named happiness as a “fundamental human goal”.

Dr Mark Williamson, part of the 2015 Day of Happiness campaign, said: “This International Day of Happiness is more than just a fun celebration, it also reminds us all, that the world is a better place when we connect with and care about the people around us.”

The people of Nottingham voiced their opinions on how their city makes them happy.

Many residents commented on the scenery in the district and the great facilities, such as food and drink and public transport.

Mary Drake, 62, said: “I’m not originally from Nottingham, I’m from the South West. The people here are really kind, a lot nicer from where I’m from. I love it.”