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National Neighbor Day

Show your neighbors some love this National Neighbor Day! Reach out with a friendly conversation, a homemade gift, or an offer to help with their projects.
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September 28
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Celebrate National Neighbor Day on September 28 with your closest friends and family! This day was created to honor the relationships between our neighbors, whether they live next door or down the street. It's a great opportunity to get together and show appreciation for each other. Plus, it's a fun way to meet new people in your community and make lasting connections with them!

History of National Neighbor Day

National Neighbor Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognized by Resolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>Resolution by Montana Senator Mike Mansfield recognizes the importance of neighbors and proposes National Neighbor Day.</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'>First National Neighbor Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first official National Neighbor Day is celebrated in the United States.</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'>Presidential Proclamation</div><div class='timeline-text'>President George W. Bush proclaims September 28 as National Neighbor Day.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spread to Australia</div><div class='timeline-text'>Australia starts celebrating National Neighbor Day, expanding its recognition internationally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Community Initiatives Surge</div><div class='timeline-text'>Community initiatives surge across the country on National Neighbor Day, influencing thousands to engage and contribute.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2021</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Neighbor Day During Pandemic</div><div class='timeline-text'>Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, neighborhoods find ways to celebrate National Neighbor Day safely and express their appreciation for one other.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National 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'>Write a card to your neighbors expressing your appreciation for all they do and how great it is to have them in the neighborhood.</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 potluck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your neighbors together for a potluck or BBQ and get to know one another. This will help build community and foster better relationships.</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'>Bake some goodies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Bake some cookies, cupcakes, brownies or other goodies for your neighbors to show you care.</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'>Clean up the neighborhood</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a neighborhood clean up day with your neighbors and remove any litter or debris from the streets.</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'>Do a chore</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Do something nice for your neighbor such as mow their lawn, rake leaves, shovel snow, or even just help them carry groceries.</p></div></div>

Why National Neighbor Day is Important

<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'>National Neighbor Day encourages community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>This holiday is an important reminder to take time out of our day and show appreciation for our neighbors, creating a sense of unity and friendship within the community. Exchanging kind gestures on via a friendly conversation or offering to help when needed can go a long way in making strong bonds.</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'>National Neighbor Day promotes safety</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Getting to know your neighbors helps build communication and safety within your neighborhood. When we are familiar with our neighbors, we can look out for one another and be more alert should an issue arise. Knowing each other makes it easier to ask for assistance if needed.</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'>National Neighbor Day strengthens relationships</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Building relationships within the community has many benefits. It increases social ties and helps create stability. Doing something special like organizing a potluck dinner or attending a neighborhood event can bring people together and make us feel more connected.</p></div></div>

5 Eye-opening Facts for National Neighbor Day

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When is National Neighbor Day?

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

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