European Neighbors’ Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Friday, May 26th. There are until the next observance.

European Neighbors’ Day is observed yearly on the final Friday of May and will be observed this year on May 26. The purpose of the day is to encourage connection and friendship among community members. Individualism, loneliness, and retreat all appeared to be on the rise. Communities and neighborhoods were not socializing, and people were not networking. European Neighbors’ Day urges people to come together and get to know their neighbors in order to strengthen community relationships. Despite its name, “European Neighbors’ Day” is observed all over the world. It has even crossed European boundaries as its popularity has grown. There are 1,450 partner cities involved; housing organizations and groups from over 49 nations are active; and there have been over 30 million participants.

📆 When is European Neighbors’ Day?

This year, European Neighbors’ Day is on May 26th. It is the 4th Friday in May; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

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📜 History of European Neighbors’ Day

The “Paris d’Amis” Association and Atanase Périfan introduced “Immeubles en Fête,” or Neighbors Day, in 1999. The objectives were to increase local relationships, foster a feeling of community among communities, foster proximity among neighborhoods, and combat exclusion and loneliness. Participating were more than 10,000 people from 800 residential blocks. The next year, 500,000 people showed up for the neighborhood festivities, thanks to the Association of French Mayors and the Union Sociale pour l’Habitat.

In 2003, Neighbors Day was able to mobilize three million Europeans, mostly in Brussels, France, and Belgium. European Neighbors’ Day was formally established in 2004. Over 3,000,000 people in France were among the 3,500,000 participants who joined the launch throughout Europe. Over 14 million individuals staged events in over 1,400 places throughout Europe and beyond in 2012.

☑️ European Neighbors’ Day facts

It is important for man
Humans are social organisms, and belonging to a society is beneficial to our health.

It helps nurture children
Children develop emotionally, cognitively, and physically as a result of their interactions and community, which provides them with a feeling of belonging.

It is great for social health
According to research, people who lack strong social ties are more likely to experience high levels of stress and inflammation, as well as a higher risk of suicide and premature mortality.

Things to do on European Neighbors’ Day

Gift your neighbors
A modest present would be ideal for putting a smile on their faces. It’s an excellent method to show how much you care about them.

Host a dinner with a neighbor
Invite your next-door neighbor over for dinner. You may even surprise them with a hot supper.

Spread awareness
Discuss this fantastic day with others or post about it on social media. Invite additional neighbors to participate and bond together today.

📅 European Neighbors’ Day Observances

2022 May 26 Thursday
2023 May 26 Friday
2024 May 26 Sunday
2025 May 26 Monday
2026 May 26 Tuesday

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