Daily Holiday Calendar - holidays and special events by Month and Day


Content Channels:

Major Holidays
Holidays by Month
Food Holidays
Garden Holidays
Just 4 Fun
This Day in History

Valentine's Day
St. Patrick's Day
Chinese New Year

Holiday Recipes
Garden Recipes
Pumpkin Recipes

Free Greeting Cards

How to Create Special Days

"National" Days Definition




Search for:

China Unique - Chinese holidays, giant panda bears, Asian recipes, more.

World Compliment Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always on March 1

You, the reader of this article, are an intelligent person who seeks to broaden your knowledge and appreciates the value of learning and expanding your mind.

How’s that for an honest, positive, and very sincere compliment!? If you reflect on that for a moment, you will realize that actually describes you!

According to Hans Poortvliet of the Netherlands who created this day, World Compliment Day addresses the basic human need for recognition and appreciation. This is a non-commercial day that simply makes people happy and feel good about themselves. Benefits of giving honest and sincere compliments goes to both the giver and receiver of the compliment.  

Participating in this special day is simple and easy. As you meet people today, think about them and who they are.  Give them a compliment that is positive, honest and sincere. Do it with a smile. Then, watch the smile appear on their face. Compliments can be oral or written. They should be given face to face, in person.

The benefits of compliments are many:

  • It simply makes people happy.

  • It increases self-esteem and self-worth

  • Given on the job, it increases productivity.

  • It increases pride.

  • It creates mutual well-being.

  • Compliments given come back in numerous ways.


Your goal for today:  Compliment at least three people. However, we challenge you to do more. You’ll be glad you did!


Related Days: Compliment Day


Today's Quote: "I can live for two months on a compliment" - - Mark Twain

History and

Origin of World Compliment Day

This special event was created by Hans Poortvliet of the Netherlands in the early 2000s. Poortvliet is a Recognition Professional. Originally called National Compliment Day, its popularity quickly grew and spread to other countries. Poortvliet soon recognized that this special day should be more global in nature, and retitled this special day “World Compliment Day”. According to Poortvliet, it is now a global initiative to make it “the most positive day in the world.”


What happened on this Day? This Day in History

Famous March Birthdays

Flower of the Day: Elephant Ears

Recipe of the Day: Peanut Butter Recipe

Ecards Send a free Ecard daily for just about any March calendar holiday, occasion, observance or event. Or, just for the fun of it! 

Holiday Insights, where every day in March is a holiday, a bizarre or wacky day, an observance, or a special event. Join us in the daily calendar fun each and every day of the year.

Did You Know? There are literally thousands of daily holidays, special events and observances, more than one for every day of the year. Many of these holidays are new, and more are being created on a regular basis. Holidays in March are no exception. At Holiday Insights, we strive to thoroughly research and record the details of each one as completely and accurately as possible.


Shop For:


Garden Seeds & Supplies

Live Plants  

Seed Trays

Soil Testers

Cell Phones

Clothing - Fashions

Electronic Best Sellers


Gardener's Network - home gardening, how to grow flowers, vegetables, and herb plants.

Home | Christmas | Halloween | Thanksgiving | Easter | Fourth of July | St. Patrick's Day |
| Chinese New Years | Labor Day | New Year's | Valentine's Day | Holiday Recipes |

Copyright 2000 - 2021: Holiday Insights © By Premier Star Company