NATIONAL ETIQUETTE WEEK
National Etiquette Week provides us the opportunity to practice those good manners that may have slipped away.
Bringing the common courtesy of a please and thank you or the kindness associated with holding open a door helps slow the pace of the world. It’s a reminder of the social interactions that seem to be fading away in a digital world.
Etiquette and the social customs that come with it vary from country to country. The types of behavior deemed acceptable, even required, in one country may be interpreted as rude or at the very least, uninformed.
Why does etiquette even matter? Well, even in the digital world, etiquette is a sign of respect. It also reduces chaos and fosters humility.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalEtiquetteWeek
- Set examples and teach children some old and new rules of etiquette.
- Share your favorite or most confusing etiquette rules.
- Explore the most modern etiquette rules.
- Share which social conventions you wish would go away and which ones you wish would come back.
- Use #NationalEtiquetteWeek to share on social media.
NATIONAL ETIQUETTE WEEK HISTORY
Sandra Morisset founded National Etiquette Week in 1997 to celebrate the value of good manners.