Neighbour Day is celebrated on March 25th of this year. It is an annual celebration held on the last Sunday of every March in Australia. Neighbours are the ones who live and grow with us. They indeed occupy a special place in anyone’s life although they are not bond-by-blood. Haven’t you at least once lent sugar and salt from your next door? If not then you have missed one great relationship in your life. Not all of them are blessed to get good neighbours and if you have got such people as your surroundings then feel blessed. Of course, it is vital to be a good neighbour yourself. A few of us would have so far hesitated how to talk or get connected with the neighbours. The worst case scenario is two neighbours not known to each other even after years. So if you are one on the list, then Neighbour Day is the perfect time for you to break down social barriers to start making your conversation. Say a thank you and celebrate these wonderful neighbourhood souls who made timely help and be celebrated.
“Being a good neighbour is about compassion, which is as warm-blooded as justice is cool-headed.” – Julian Baggini
History of Neighbour Day
The Neighbour Day has been in celebration since the year 2003. Relationships Australia is managing this wonderful celebration Day. The last Sunday of every March marks this Day and is precisely meant to be an Australia celebration Day. The theme of Neighbour Day 2018 is “The importance of a supportive neighbourhood for children and young people.” However, this celebration is a global occurrence, and it varies from every place, region, and country. It is an annual celebration observed as the community and thus aims in encouraging all of us to get connected with those who are living in the neighbourhood. The special Day also encourages the people to foster strong personal connections in a way that last all day and every day. It is the perfect time to show how much thankful you are for having got such a good neighbour.
The Day will also appreciate you for being a great neighbour and get compliments from your next door people. The word neighbour normally refers to a family living in a house or apartment that is next door or across the street. Take a chance on this Day to get connected with the new neighbours to feel like a part of their community as a whole from now on. The very principal aim of this Day is to build better relationships with those people, especially the elderly and vulnerable ones who live around us. It is because various studies have shown that both the mental and physical health is affected due to the social exclusion and loneliness. Whereas, the social participation has positively associated with helping prevent loneliness, isolation and depression and thereby improving the well-being of the people, families and communities.
Other Celebrations on March 25
March 25 is also celebrated as
How To Celebrate Neighbour Day
There are plenty of creative ways exists in which the Neighbour Day can be better celebrated. Get out of your home and show your love and affection for your neighbour with words of thankfulness. Share your evening tea with your favourite neighbour. Organize a dinner party at your home and invite all your neighbours to celebrate this Day. Make sure you are introducing yourself to each of the neighbours as is the best chance to know new neighbours or those you never know earlier. Arrange a trip or picnic and enjoy the whole day making memories with your neighbour. Don’t forget to share your community pictures on the social media using the hashtag #NeighbourDay.