National Respect Day

Respect is something that goes to the core of every human being on the planet. Respect means that a person accepts someone for who they are, even when they’re expressing different views or leading a different lifestyle. It’s a positive attitude that can help to build feelings of trust, well-being, and safety between two or more people.

It’s something that recognizes the value of each individual, and that’s why National Respect Day is such an important holiday. This day is observed on September 18th and encourages everyone to show respect to one another.

It reminds us that although we all may be different from one another, we can find common ground through mutual respect — if we’re willing to do the work.

The History Of National Respect Day

The Family Violence Prevention Fund (now known as Futures Without Violence) created National Respect Day in 2008.

The purpose of this holiday was not only to teach people about the importance of respect but also to raise awareness about dating and domestic violence. The purpose of this day is to help end violence against women and children, a goal that hopefully society will be able to achieve one day.

Some Quick Facts About Respect

We’ve gathered together a small collection of facts about respect that we encourage everyone to check out. We hope that the following facts encourage people to do more research on the subject, and ultimately arrive at the decision that the world needs more respect in it and not less.

  • A simple “thank you” can be a way to convey respect to someone.
  • Handshakes and eye contact are also good ways to show respect to someone else.
  • In Japanese culture, honorifics and polite language are used to show respect to someone of a higher social status.

Observing National Respect Day

This way can be observed by showing people more respect, learning more about the importance of respect, or visiting online. We encourage everyone to visit this site and find out what they can do to make sure that children and women are treated with dignity and respect. If we all do this, then we can make the world a better place.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 18 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
September 18 Thursday
Last year (2023)
September 18 Monday
Appreciation & Honor