Moreholidays March World Compliment Day


World Compliment Day

Earth Animation

About World Compliment Day

When is World Compliment Day? This holiday is always observed on March 1

Today is World Compliment Day, a March 1 holiday. According to Hans Poortvliet of the Netherlands who created this day, it 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. The benefits of giving honest and sincere compliments go to both the giver and receiver of the compliment.  

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!

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. However, they are best when 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!

How to Celebrate World Compliment Day

  • Give a compliment to everyone you see today. Be sincere.
  • Look for the positive in people.

Thought for Today

“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, 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.”

Related Holidays

People who like this article will also like:

Compliment Your Mirror Day

More March 1 Holidays

Here are more March 1 holidays we are sure you will enjoy:

National Pig Day

Peace Corps Day

Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day

Plan a Solo Vacation Day

More About Today

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. and many of these holidays are new. People and organizations are creating new holidays regularly. March holidays are no exception. Consequently, at Holiday Insights, we take great efforts to thoroughly research and document the details of each one, as completely and accurately as possible.

Please Support Our Site. Shop for: