NATIONAL HONESTY DAY
Each year on April 30th, National Honesty Day challenges us to be truthful in all we do.
We know the different kinds of lies. We’ve spared someone’s feelings or fudged the truth just a little or maybe told an all-out whopper. Unless we walked on water, we’ve all told a lie or two.
This observance encourages truthfulness. Whether we’re conducting business or speaking with our children, honesty goes a long way toward instilling confidence. We all make mistakes. Sometimes, we don’t know the answer or can’t control the outcome of a situation. However, we can control our own actions and words. And we can speak the truth in all we do.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHonestyDay
Celebrate the day by answering questions truthfully all day long. Use #NationalHonestyDay to share on social media.
Educators and Families, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for several projects and ideas to help you Celebrate Every Day!
NATIONAL HONESTY DAY HISTORY
The author of The Book of Lies, M. Hirsh Goldberg, created National Honesty Day in the early 1990s. The former press secretary to a Maryland governor selected the last day of April in contrast to all the foolishness the first of the month brings.
The day is often used as a campaign for prevention against the most deceitful lies in history. Occasionally, the day also urges politicians to stay away from lies and tell the truth.