On September 28, National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated.
This annual holiday was first proclaimed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978. Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana came up with the idea of a national holiday recognizing the importance of good neighbors in 1971. In 1978, U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced the creation of a national day aimed at raising public awareness that good neighbors help achieve human understanding and build strong, thriving communities.
Since then, National Good Neighbor Day has been acknowledged by various levels of government and is celebrated every year. The holiday was originally celebrated on the fourth Sunday in September, but in 2003 its date was changed to September 28.On this day, Nextdoor.com, a social network for neighborhoods, announces the recipients of Nextdoor’s Good Neighbor Award. Everyone can nominate a neighbor or a group of neighbors by writing a short story about what they have done to help their local community and make it a better place.
National Good Neighbor Day is the perfect occasion to honor the people who make significant contributions to creating safer neighborhoods and stronger communities across the United States.