Want to be the favorite person on your block? National Neighbor Day celebrates the importance of being a good neighbor while contributing to one’s community and each other. Relationships with neighbors can often lead to close friendships. Neighbors are almost like family. They’re close to you in more ways than one. That’s why National Neighbor Day, held annually on September 28, promotes good relationships between neighbors. As Mister Rogers would say, “Please won’t you be…my neighbor?”
National Neighbor Day timeline
- August 31, 2001
"It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood..."
The last episode of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" aired on PBS.
Tom Hanks starred in "The 'Burbs." It's about a group of neighbors who are convinced their new neighbor runs a Satanic cult
The first subdivision
Levitt and Sons began construction of Levittown, New York, a planned community of more than 2,000 homes. That's a lot of neighbors.
National Neighbor Day Activities
Host an event
National Neighbor Day is an excellent opportunity to throw a neighborhood block party. Put a committee of neighbors together and get set for the biggest little bash ever.
Invite them over
Spend some quality face time with the people (geographically) closest to you. You might spend years looking out for each other.
Join your local neighborhood or condo association and donate your time to make the neighborhood a little better. You'll probably make some lifelong friends.
3 Ways To Be The Favorite Neighbor
Meet 'n greet
What? You haven't met your neighbors? We can't have that. March out there and introduce yourself.
Nothing drives neighbors crazy like staring at a messy yard. If you're lucky enough to have an actual lawn — make sure you take care of it.
Don't be (too) nosy
Some folks enjoy their privacy more than others. Don't ask too many questions, especially if it appears your neighbor isn't that keen on sharing information.
Why We Love National Neighbor Day
They're right next door, after all
Aside from family and friends, relationships with neighbors are the closest ones we have. It's best to keep neighborly relationships stress-free.
Opportunities to give
National Neighbor Day reminds us to be good neighbors by checking on those who live close to us and pitching in to help if we can. They'll do the same for you.
Show your kids how it's done
National Neighbor Day teaches younger generations the importance of being a good neighbor and contributing to the community.