National Day of Encouragement - September 12
Tue, Sep 12, 2023

National Day of Encouragement

National Day of Encouragement is an annual American holiday aimed at supporting people, celebrated on September 12th. You do not need to do anything serious; just say a few nice words to a person or praise them. In the modern world, support and kindness are so often lacking, so let’s fix it!


The history of National Day of Encouragement begins in 2007, when a group of enterprising students from the University of Harding proposed the idea of ​​a social project, which later turned into a full-fledged holiday. The guys believed that the lack of support and encouragement of people is a factor that worsens their emotional state and devalues ​​the work done.

In addition, the date of the holiday is connected with the previous day, because on September 11, 2001, a terrible tragedy occurred when terrorists on hijacked planes rammed the famous Twin Towers.

At the official level of the city, the holiday was approved on August 22, 2007. The first celebration took place on September 12 of the same year. A little later, it was introduced into the Arkansas state bill, and in 2007, the US President officially proclaimed the national celebration of Support Day.

Interesting facts

  • Emotional support of people is very important for the formation of a healthy personality.
  • Praise and pleasant words cheer up a person, make them more open and energetic, and inspire them to new achievements.
  • The idea of ​​the holiday is to show that society is united and people should support each other.

How to take part

On this day, you need to be as open and positive as possible. Communicate more with your friends and family. Be sure to support a person if they need it. There is nothing difficult in saying a few pleasant words to someone, raising their mood.

This day can also be dedicated to charity. Help orphanages and shelters for the homeless. All these people also need support.

When is National Day of Encouragement celebrated in 2023?

National Day of Encouragement is observed on September 12 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday September 12 2023
Thursday September 12 2024
Friday September 12 2025
Saturday September 12 2026

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