World Compliment Day
Fri, Mar 1, 2024

World Compliment Day

World Compliment Day is a worldwide holiday that allows you to give someone a smile and lift their spirits with one or more words. A compliment is a kind of verbal tool that gives the opportunity to express approval, respect for a person, admire his qualities, and so on. It’s always a pleasure. Getting a compliment, a smile appears, your mood rises, you even become a little more confident. The holiday is celebrated annually on March 1.


The first Compliment Day was a local celebration, held in the Netherlands in 2001 at the initiative of a man named Hans Poortvliet. Gradually the holiday was picked up by the neighboring countries, and then the whole world. In 2010, it was a pleasant decision to hold already World Compliment Day, so the popularity of this holiday has increased significantly and reached countries from all over the world.

Hans himself says that a compliment is the best way to tell a person that they are great at something or even just to note how good they look. A compliment costs nothing, but it works better than any gift. A few sincere words can do a lot: they give a smile, make people believe in themselves, lift their spirits, energize and give motivation for future achievements.

Interesting facts

  • The main rule of compliments – they must be sincere and brief. Otherwise, people may perceive them as flattery.
  • Compliments should only be given in a positive mood. It is necessary to charge other people with your energy!
  • Psychologists say that people who are very rarely complimented in life are often too demanding of themselves, withdrawn and often have low self-esteem. However, too many compliments can make a person overly proud and selfish.

How to celebrate

It doesn’t matter at all how you want to celebrate World Compliment Day. The main thing is to say a few nice words to family and friends or even just strangers. Feel how important compliments can be to each of us.

Go to work in a good mood, support your colleagues, give a smile. You’ll feel the work atmosphere become brighter and less stressful.

Spread the word on social media. Ask other users how often they or they are complimented.

When is World Compliment Day celebrated in 2024?

World Compliment Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on March the 1st each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday march 1 2024
Saturday march 1 2025

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