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World Compliment Day – March 1.

World Compliment Day – March 1.

World Compliment Day

Did you know that March 1 is celebrated as World Compliment Day? It is a day where you can address people’s need for recognition and appreciation.

So, when was the last time you complimented someone? By nature, people like being appreciated.

According to studies, employees who receive compliments on their work tend to improve their performance and productivity more than those who did not receive such compliments.

Receiving compliments also help improve someone’s social interaction and overall happiness.

Celebrating World Compliment Day is an easy way to start giving compliments to everyone.

When is it?

World Compliment Day is initiated in The Netherlands
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World Compliment Day is celebrated on March 1 every year. This celebration marks the essential human need for acknowledgment and appreciation.

In 2001, Hans Poortvliet founded World Compliment Day. After gaining popularity in the Netherlands, he spread this day in different parts of the world.

What is World Compliment Day exactly?

World Compliment Day is also known as “The Most Positive Day in the World.” This day is created as a simple way of spreading happiness and positive happiness worldwide.

It encourages everyone to use words to compliment and appreciate someone rather than gifts so that everyone can participate. 

Why is it celebrated?

Why is World Compliment Day celebrated
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As it says on the World Compliment Day website, according to Hans Poortvliet: “If on March 1st every person pays at least three people in his/her environment or (social) network a genuine and sincere compliment we will definitely create the Most Positive Day in the World!” 

It will also help these people feel motivated to achieve their goals. 

A compliment can impact a person’s disposition. For example, if you compliment someone, you can make that person feel better.

Not only that, you feel better as well. It is contagious! Well, that is more than enough reason to celebrate that holiday. 

Why is World Compliment Day important?

Receiving a compliment
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Giving people some well-earned compliments can make a big difference in their lives. Nothing else motivates a person other than receiving a praise and recognition. 

As that celebration starts a chain reaction, it results in plenty of goodwill in the community.

In business, if you compliment someone genuinely, you will give them more power while increasing their productivity level.

It makes people more dedicated to their companies than before. 

In the workplace, paying sincere compliments to coworkers or employees helps build trust. It makes a better and more positive workplace for everyone.

Kindness from friends, family of colleagues
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After all, a simple “good job” from your boss can already make your day. It can drive you to improve yourself and always to do your best at work. 

On March 1, offer a sincere compliment to someone, maybe your family, friends, or colleagues. You do not need to buy them gifts; simple words of appreciation are enough. 

How many countries supported World Compliment Day?

This unofficial holiday started in the Netherlands but is now celebrated in different parts of the globe, mainly Belgium and Norway.

Now, are you thinking of someone you want to compliment? Then, go on!

However, do not forget to compliment yourself. Yes, there is nothing wrong with complimenting yourself, especially if you poured so much effort into achieving something.

Let’s spread positive vibes and happiness!

Read more:
Random Acts of Kindness Day: the 17th of February.
National Hugging Day – 21st of January.

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