Neighbors Day is an opportunity to get to know your neighbors!
The concept is basic: dedicate at least one day a year to get to know your neighbors. Neighbors Day can be a bbq, a plant swap, or an ice cream social, but it is not a party for your entire village or town. Instead, it is a small scale gathering in your neighborhood to help make connections and promote feelings of belonging. Click for more event ideas and make sure to register your event!
All Vermonters know that the strength of Vermont lies in our close-knit communities. We have a deep tradition of helping each other. So it’s fitting that our state will have the first statewide ‘Neighbors Day’ in the nation. Americans are spending more time in our back yards, and ‘Neighbors Day’ will help bring us back to our front porches again.”
Since it began in Paris in 1999, Neighbors Day is celebrated annually by more than 30 countries on five continents. In 2018, Vermont became the first state in the US to hold a statewide celebration of Neighbors Day!
We hope it is the start of neighborhood love…I never would have organized it without the idea and the date set by the village, so thank you for that.”
June is the perfect time for this event! Everyone is finally emerging from their homes after the long Vermont winter.”
Thank you so much for creating this day for Essex. It provided a wonderful way to break the ice and created an important opportunity for us to connect with those who we typically just say, "Hi," to as we get out of our cars. We have already started talking about planning the next gathering.”