Good Neighbor Day

National Good Neighbor Day is observed today. Being good neighbors is an important part of our social life. In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28th National Good Neighbor Day.

A neighbor is a person who lives nearby, normally in a house or apartment that is next door or, in the case of houses, across the street. Some people form friendships with their neighbors and help them by sharing their tools and helping with gardening tasks. Some people become frustrated with their neighbors, if the neighbor makes a lot of noise or makes messes.

A group of people living close together in a small community is called a neighborhood. Some neighborhoods have community organizations, where people volunteer and do charitable activities. Other neighborhoods in poor communities may have no community organizations, and as a result there may be problems such as illegal drugs, prostitution, and homelessness. (from Wikipedia and