National Renewal Day

All of us could sometimes use a fresh start—a chance to wipe the slate clean and begin anew. A day to embark on something new and invigorating. Fortunately, there’s a holiday that encourages all of us to start afresh. This holiday is called National Renewal Day, and it’s observed on May 4th each year.

It’s the perfect day for all of us to put the past behind us and begin anew. And since this holiday falls approximately 15-17 days before the start of spring (depending on whether spring that year falls on March 19th, 20th, or 21st), it’s the ideal time to clear away all the clutter you’ve accumulated during winter and get an early start on spring cleaning.

Some Tips for Making a Fresh Start

Saying that you’re going to have a renewal is one thing, but actually doing it is another. After all, change can be difficult. That’s why we’ve decided to list some tips that people have used to make new beginnings. Hopefully, they will be as helpful to everyone reading this as they were to us.

  • Don’t be afraid to try new things or to fail.
  • Expand your network of colleagues and friends.
  • Be flexible and willing to change.
  • Write a personal mission statement outlining your goals.
  • Don’t worry about being perfect, and don’t let perfect be the enemy of the good.
  • Don’t try to make one huge change. Instead, break it down into manageable, easy-to-reach portions that will cumulatively lead to your bigger change.

Observing National Renewal Day

As we’ve said, this is a day to start again, and that can mean any number of different things to different people. It might mean changing your attitude about a particular subject, clearing out some of the old junk that’s accumulated in your life, or starting something new. It’s all up to you. Just let all of us know what you’re renewing on this day by posting to your social media account using the hashtag #NationalRenewalDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 4 Saturday
Next year (2025)
May 4 Sunday
Last year (2023)
May 4 Thursday
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