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National Good Neighbor Day

Show your appreciation for your neighbors this National Good Neighbor Day by baking them a treat, sending them a card, or simply saying hello!
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September 28
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Introduction

It's time to show your appreciation for your neighbors on National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28! This day was created in the 1970s as a way to recognize and celebrate the importance of community and having good relationships with those around you. It's a great opportunity to show your gratitude for all that your neighbors do, whether it be helping out with chores or just providing an ear when you need someone to talk to. There are many ways you can make this day special – from hosting a block party to simply offering up a kind word – so take some time out of your day to thank your neighbors!

History of National Good Neighbor Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Good Neighbor Day Initiation</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Good Neighbor Day was initiated in the 1970s, aiming to foster community spirit and neighbourly connections.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1978</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Presidential Proclamation</div><div class='timeline-text'>U.S. President Jimmy Carter declared National Good Neighbor Day an official holiday on September 28 in a presidential proclamation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Holiday Rescheduled</div><div class='timeline-text'>The date for National Good Neighbor Day was moved from the fourth Sunday in March to September 28.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2003</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growing Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>As society became more globally connected, National Good Neighbor Day's observance rose and its practice spread internationally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Importance During Pandemic</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of good neighbors became especially apparent, leading to a renewed emphasis on the day.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Good Neighbor Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send a card</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sending a simple card is a great way to let your neighbors know that you appreciate them. It's a simple gesture but can make all the difference.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a block party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organizing a block party is one of the best ways to get to know your neighbors and create a sense of community. Invite your neighbors, grab some food and drinks, and have fun!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bring over treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Baking something special for your neighbors is a great way to show that you care. Whether it's cookies, brownies, or cupcakes, they will surely appreciate it.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share a meal</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your neighbors over for dinner or lunch and share a meal with them. It's an easy way to get to know each other better and build friendships.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Support local businesses</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Supporting local businesses is one of the best ways to show your appreciation for your neighbors. Shop at their stores, visit their restaurants, and help promote their businesses.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Good Neighbor Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Good neighbors are supportive</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Good neighbors can be amazing sources of support. Whether it's offering a kind word when you're feeling down, lending a helping hand during stressful times, or just being there to listen when you need someone to talk to, having good neighbors can make all the difference in how we handle our daily lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Good neighbors help keep us safe</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Having good neighbors also means that you know your home is being watched over. If something suspicious is going on in the neighborhood, good neighbors will notify the police so that everyone stays safe and secure.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Good neighbors foster community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Living near people who care about their neighborhoods helps to create strong communities where everyone looks out for one another. Good neighbors take pride in their homes and make sure to look out for any potential problems or hazards, which helps make the area a better place for everyone!</p></div></div>

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When is National Good Neighbor Day?

National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated on September 28 every year. In 2024 National Good Neighbor Day will occur on a Saturday.

National Good Neighbor Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Sep 28

Thursday

2024

Sep 28

Saturday

2025

Sep 28

Sunday

2026

Sep 28

Monday

2027

Sep 28

Tuesday

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