Courtesy Week for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, January 23rd. There are until the next observance.

Courtesy Week is commemorated in the Philippines during the fourth week of January, and we are delighted to spend this day with you by extending our best greetings. It is observed this year from January 23 to 29. Civility Week is an annual event that highlights the need for courtesy and respect in interactions between government officials and the general public.

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📆 When is Courtesy Week?

This year, Courtesy Week falls on the 4th Sunday in January; in 2023, it is on Monday.

Countdown to Courtesy Week

Did you know: Courtesy, like friendship, charity, chastity, and piety, is a trait included in chivalry, or the chivalric code.

📜 History of Courtesy Week

According to the President, courtesy week is more suitable to be celebrated early in the year to underscore the necessity for government personnel to display courtesy in their encounters with the general public since it fosters more courteous and devoted service among government employees.

The decree No. 449 was issued in the capital city of Manila, which has recently been home to nearly 1.7 million Filipinos. Manila is a bayside city on the island of Luzon, the Philippines’ main island, and is divided into 16 administrative districts. Its tourist highlights include the 16th-century San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago, a famous castle and former military jail. Fort Santiago is in Intramuros, which is a walled-off area in the middle of Old Manila.

The Philippine Civil Service Commission is in charge of arranging and supervising the Courtesy Week event. The annual Courtesy Week celebration has been helpful in encouraging more polite and accountable interactions among government personnel. The effort coincides with the Philippine government’s adoption of the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) to combat corruption and improve the conduct of its frontline workers in their service to the general public.

☑️ Courtesy Week facts

Books were written about courtesy
In Europe throughout the Middle Ages, a genre of courtesy literature arose, encompassing issues ranging from religion and ethics to social awareness and social behavior.

The most famous courtesy book
Baldassare Castiglione’s “The Book of the Courtier” brought back the classical idea of the well-rounded man, in which culture and morality were valued as tools for getting ahead.

Timeless qualities
“The Green Knight,” a 2021 epic fantasy film, relies on the medieval subject of chivalry, which is controlled by The Knight’s Code, a moral code that states knights should have moral strength and be prepared to protect those who are unable to protect themselves.

Courtesy was only taught to the nobility
“Jesus wept” in John 11:35 is the shortest verse in the “Bible,” and many Bible students like it since it is short and easy to recall in Bible quizzes.

✨ Things to do on Courtesy Week

Use courtesy in your interaction with other people
This week reminds you of an important human value: compassion. Use this week to be courteous when interacting with people. Thank and value those who are kind to you.Be considerate and do something kind for a friend or even a stranger.

Start your day with a smile
Begin each day with a smile and utter simple, polite words like “thank you,” “sorry,” or “please” when necessary. Be nice to others, and you will be rewarded. Keep in mind that what goes around comes around.

Compliment a friend or stranger
Giving someone a compliment will make them smile and brighten their day. Compliments promote optimism and kindness.

📅 Courtesy Week Observances

2022 January 23 Sunday
2023 January 23 Monday
2024 January 23 Tuesday
2025 January 23 Thursday
2026 January 23 Friday

We will continue to update this page with new information and cool facts about Courtesy Week. So be sure to check back soon.