National Good Neighbor Day is commemorated on September 28 of every year. Neighbors are an integral part of any human living. Getting a good neighbor is a blessing and being is a good neighbour is, even more, a greater thing. Being a good neighbour is indeed a tougher task and of course, neighbours must handshake for the betterment of living. National Good Neighbor Day is to celebrate and acknowledge those good neighbours around you.
“We make our friends; we make our enemies, but God makes our next door neighbor.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
History of National Good Neighbor Day
National Good Neighbor Day was created by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana in the early 1970s. It was commemorated on the fourth Sunday of every September annually. Following it, President Jimmy Carter on September 22, 1978, had signed the Proclamation 4601 establishing September 24, 1978, as the National Good Neighbor Day. The proclamation stated that the day should be observed with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Later in 2003, the Senate had passed a resolution by Montana Senator Max Baucus to choose September 28 as National Good Neighbor Day.
Becky Mattson had created this day as a way to encourage the neighbours to be good to each other. Neighbors are those who live nearby, usually in a house or in an apartment that is next door or across the same street. Some neighbours soon become friends and lend them help and stand as a support during the emergency situations. Neighbors if found to be good neighbours then, a day of celebrating these neighbours will be a form of tribute.
Other Celebrations on September 28
September 28 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate National Good Neighbor Day
There are so many simple ways with which you can celebrate National Good Neighbor Day. You can lend some help from your neighbour to start your friendship. If you have good neighbours, then group them all together for a get-together and show your honour for them. Try to communicate with your neighbour if you haven’t so far spoken with him. Share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #NationalGoodNeighborDay.