Do Something Nice Day - October 5
Thu, Oct 5, 2023

Do Something Nice Day

National Do Something Nice Day is celebrated annually on October 5 across America. This special day is a great opportunity to spread kindness and bring goodness into the world. We often focus on the attention that we lack from others, but making up for it is actually quite simple. Doing something nice for someone else will always bring a positive return, because that’s just the law of life.


The idea of helping and being generous to others has been around for centuries. Despite the unfortunate wars and conflicts that have occurred in our world’s history, good has always managed to overcome evil. We can look back to the time of the Second World War, when people consciously chose to protect those who were persecuted by the Nazi regime. National Do Something Nice Day isn’t about taking risks – it’s simply about making a positive change to someone who needs it. Scientists have even proven that doing good has a beneficial effect on our health, as it produces oxytocin, a hormone that reduces blood pressure and anxiety. Ultimately, it’s true that the good really does come back like a boomerang!

Interesting facts

  • Albert Pike (American poet, speaker, lawyer) wrote: “Everything that we have done only for ourselves dies with us. Everything we have done for others and the world remains forever”.
  • Kindness is “contagious”, transmitted from recipient to recipient.
  • People who do good are strong personalities.
  • Valuable gifts are not always connected to the financial world.
  • A small blessing can change the world.

How to take part

Make people happy! Make it a habit and stick to it every day. It can be anything from something small, like opening the door for a stranger, helping to carry groceries, or skipping the line, to something bigger, like giving compliments, listening to a lonely person, becoming a friend, treating someone to a cup of coffee, inviting the neighbors to a barbecue, or sending a card or bouquet of flowers. The list of ways to participate is endless, and it all depends on the situation and your own desires.

When is Do Something Nice Day in 2023?

Do Something Nice Day is observed on October 5 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 5 2023
Saturday October 5 2024
Sunday October 5 2025
Monday October 5 2026