National Do Something Nice Day

National Do Something Nice Day is a holiday observed annually on October 5th that encourages everyone to do something nice for someone else. People can get caught up in their busy lives and, as a result, may not always be as nice as they could be to those around them.

Fortunately, people can correct this problem by taking the time on this day to share a little bit of kindness with those they encounter. And maybe taking time out of this day to do something nice for someone else will lead to a habit of doing something nice regularly on other days of the year as well.

The History of National Do Something Nice Day

Although we conducted an extensive search for the origins of this holiday, we were unable to discover who created it or when it was created. We will continue to search for this holiday’s origins, and if we find out who invented it or when they invented it, we will update this section in the future.

Amazing Facts About Kindness

While researching National Do Something Nice Day, we uncovered many facts about kindness, and we want to share some of them with anyone reading this article. So please enjoy some of the tidbits we’ve learned about being nice and why it shows why everyone should be celebrating this holiday.

  • People who are consistently nice to others have lower stress levels than those who are not.
  • People who observe acts of kindness can also benefit from these lower stress levels.
  • Being nice to another person can lower blood pressure.
  • Studies have shown that people who consistently help others feel better about themselves and have more energy.
  • Kindness increases oxytocin levels in the blood. These not only increase the general feeling of well-being but also might help the heart.
  • Studies show that children who do nice things for other students experience higher peer acceptance.
  • Approximately 70% of parents and 86% of teachers worry that the world is an unkind place.
  • Approximately 80% of children believe that their parents are more concerned with their achievements than with their ability to show caring to other people.

Observing National Do Something Nice Day

National Do Something Nice Day is a holiday that’s simple enough to celebrate. All you have to do is show some kindness to other people. This can be giving someone a compliment, opening a door for another person, tipping your waiter or waitress a little extra, or being there for family members or friends.

While you’re spreading kindness to people you know, you can also spread some kindness virtually over the Internet by using the hashtag #NationalDoSomethingNiceDay. Remember, taking a few moments out of your day to give someone some kindness can not only make them feel better but can also make you feel better.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 5 Saturday
Next year (2025)
October 5 Sunday
Last year (2023)
October 5 Thursday
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