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National Good Neighbor Day – September 28, 2023


September 25, 2023


Loni Shaw


Did you know there was a day called, “National Good Neighbor Day?” That’s right!! It is celebrated each year on September 28. According to, this day was first officially recognized in 1970:

National Good Neighbor Day is a national holiday in the United States celebrated on September 28.

In the early 1970s, Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana created National Good Neighbor Day as a day to connect with and recognize the importance of strong leaders. On September 22, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed Proclamation 4601 establishing September 24, 1978 as National Good Neighbor Day, stating that it should be observed “with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

On April 28, 2004, the Senate passed a resolution by Montana Senator Max Baucus to designate September 26 as National Good Neighbor Day.

Today, neighbors are adopting the “Good Neighbor Mindset” at and making where they live better.

Here at Boo-Shaw Bakery, we love to find unique days and holidays to celebrate by giving others some delicious Boo-Shaw Bakery Cookies and maybe a friendly greeting and a helping hand! You can enjoy treats together with neighbors to celebrate so many fun and meaningful days. Some folks may ask, what are some other fun ways to celebrate this holiday? We searched the Internet and borrowed a few ideas from

1. Send a card
2. Organize a block party
3. Bring over treats (we didn’t have to borrow this idea! ;))
4. Share a meal (be sure to complete the meal with Boo-Shaw Bakery Cookies)
5. Support local businesses

No matter how you choose to celebrate this day, take a few moments to step up and be a Good Neighbor!  The rewards to both you and your neighbor can be immeasurable over time.  Spreading some kindness, help, friendship and cookies is always a great choice! 🍪 😉 🍪