National Neighbor Day, Activities and Why We Love National Neighbor Day


Do you 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 to others.

Relationships with neighbors can often lead to close friendships. The neighbors are almost like family. They are close to you in more ways than one. That is why National Neighbor Day, which is celebrated annually on September 28, promotes good neighborly relations. As Mr. Rogers would say, “Please won’t you be … my neighbor?”


National Neighbor Day - Activities & Why We Love National Neighbor Day

National Neighbor Day Timeline

August 31, 2001 – “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood …”
The latest episode of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” aired on PBS.

1989 – “The ‘Burbs”
Tom Hanks starred in “The ‘Burbs.” It is about a group of neighbors who are convinced that their new neighbor runs a satanic cult.


1947 – The first subdivision
Levitt and Sons began construction on Levittown, New York, a planned community of more than 2,000 homes. There are many neighbors.

National Neighbor Day Activities

Organize an event
National Neighbor Day is an excellent opportunity to host a block party. Assemble a neighborhood committee and get ready for the biggest party ever.

Invite them
Spend quality time with the people (geographically) closest to you. They may spend years taking care of each other.

Join your local neighborhood or condo association and donate your time to improve the neighborhood a bit. You will probably make some friends for life.

3 Ways to be Your Favorite Neighbor

Meet ‘n greet
What? Haven’t you met your neighbors? We can’t have that. Go and introduce yourself.

Yard duty
Nothing drives neighbors crazy like looking at a messy yard. If you are lucky enough to have a real lawn, be sure to take care of it.


Don’t be (too) nosy
Some people enjoy their privacy more than others. Don’t ask too many questions, especially if your neighbor seems less interested in sharing information.


They are right next door after all
Apart from family and friends, relationships with neighbors are the closest we have. It is better to keep neighborhood relationships stress free.

Opportunities to give
National Neighbor Day reminds us to be good neighbors by controlling those who live near us and helping out if we can. They will 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.

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