National Common Courtesy Day
Each year 21st March is celebrated as “National Common Courtesy Day.” This is served as a reminder to behave politely as the true nature of humanity.
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Why National Common Courtesy Day
Courtesy implies showing cordiality towards others or behaving politely, or offering gratitude. This is one characteristic that the only human possesses. This sets us apart from other living beings. Courtesy is what we called humanity, and we should never lose it. But people are losing patience, neglecting the value of morality, and forgetting to show courtesy. Then this is the day to remind them all that courtesy is an important factor in our life.
On any holiday, we enjoy it showing regards to someone, inviting guests, preparing a feast, giving a gift to our precious ones, or hanging out. But National Common Courtesy Day is different and something special. This is the day when we recall our polite behavior and kind heart. This day we celebrate by leaving a seat in public transport which needs it the most or saying sorry for our mistake or saying “thank you” after getting something.
It’s said that every action comes with a reaction. That means if we misbehave with someone or act selfishly, that is going to come back to us someday, and that won’t be good. Even if you are not in your right mind, that never be a proper execution to justify your lack of courtesy. It doesn’t take much to show our regards or begging pardon or behave kindly. Someday, you may in a position of difficulty, and then you will need someone to act benevolently. If you don’t bother to show courtesy, then you can’t expect it from others either.
If you keep this act of generosity in your home or workplace, then even if someone rude to you, eventually that person will change for the better. People tend to follow the flow of action, which brings goodness. If one person in the place shows courtesy every time, this will make others respect, and they will follow the same path. It won’t be long when the majority of the people follow courtesy in the place.
How Can We Observe National Common Courtesy Day?
You do not always have to spend a lot of money to celebrate this day, and in return, you will get something more precious than materialistic value. Here are some steps to follow to make this day memorable.
- Remember the courtesy showed to you. In your life, at some point, you have felt that someone helped you the way you needed it most. It may be small, but if you think deeply, then you will understand that any small help is valuable, and without it, you may not have succeeded in your life. If you forget to show your gratitude for their courtesy, then this day, say to them, “thank you.” If you failed to show your part of courtesy, then it’s high time to say to them, “sorry.” These common words of courtesy may be little to speak but contain a greater value.
- Show kindness. Being kind is not difficult. If you can offer some help to those who need it urgently, like giving up a seat to a kid or a pregnant woman or injured person or older people, then it will uphold your value as a moral human. Greeting someone, saying sorry or thanks, or showing chivalry is part of our humanity.
- Share with everyone. Make sure to share the moments and story of your celebration of National Common Courtesy Day. Also, share your feelings after helping someone to make others do the same. Do not forget to post on social media with the proper hashtag #NationalCommonCourtesyDay, #Courtesy.
Interesting Facts On National Common Courtesy Day
There are some interesting facts about this courtesy from ancient age, and here are some facts.
- In the 3rd Millennium BC, Ptahhotep, the Egyptian Vizier, composed a book titled Maxim, where he wrote about how one should behave and maintain own conduction.
- In 551–479 BC, the great politician and philosopher of China, Confucius, taught us how to uphold our humanity and walk on the path of justice and morality.
- The 1700s is the era of politeness. People started to show interest and implement courtesy, polish behavior through music and art from that time.
- In 1922, the renowned author Emily Post wrote about common manners in the book called “Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home.”
- In 2011, the IITTI organization was founded on observing the common manners in interviewees.
History Of National Common Courtesy Day
Common manners or act of kindness is nothing new. This was present in the people since ancient age. Now, this is a different matter that people tend to forget this common sense of courtesy and indulge in the rude or inhumane act. Although on 21st March, it’s meant to remember our common etiquettes collectively once more. It seems that since 2003, the practice of celebrating National Common Courtesy Day is continued.