Pay-a-Compliment Day

Pay-a-Compliment Day is observed next on Thursday, February 6th, 2025 (235 days from today).

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If anyone asks me what I expect from people when I succeed or achieve something good, I'll say it's a compliment. Compliment and praise, praise from others with yourself is something that everyone likes and wants. However, the compliment also contains many deep meanings. Every year on May 6, Pay A Compliment Day is celebrated, to encourage people to give sincere and soulful compliments to others.

Compliments: are nice words for the purpose of encouraging and encouraging people when they do good deeds or create results for themselves, their families, and society... to make people motivated to do more meaningful things.

The deepest principle of human nature is the desire to be appreciated" (William James) and especially sincere, well-intentioned praise is even more desired and appreciated. When we achieve a good thing, succeed in some work, good and sincere praise from others is a reward that everyone gives us. When we receive good compliments, the first thing we feel is joy and excitement. Good compliments help us to gain more confidence in ourselves and have the energy to continue to achieve even better things. Achieving something, being praised by others, a certainty that everyone will feel proud of themselves. Good praise has an invisible power to more influence thoughts, perceptions and actions.

Life has many difficulties, challenges, and chaos, when we overcome those difficulties, compliments act as a motivation to motivate people's efforts.

When we create achievements, values, and benefits for the organization or society, words of encouragement and praise not only help that good message be spread more strongly, but we also realize it. “What I did is absolutely correct.” If life does not have praise, good messages will not be spread strongly, people will become arid, silent and quiet.

History of Pay a Compliment Day

Pay a Compliment Day was created by Andrienne Koopersmith on February 6, 1995. On February 6, 1995, when Koopersmith was riding the bus back home, she saw a person trying to run after the bus with the expectation that the car will stop. Although the person was not at the bus stop, in the cold of February, the bus driver stopped to pick up the passenger. It was the bus driver's act of stopping the bus to let that guest get on the bus that moved Koopersmith. When she got off the bus, she gave her praise to the driver.

And after returning home, because she was impressed and warmed by the bus driver's actions, she created Pay a Compliment Day with the desire to spread that warmth, so that it becomes a part of every 6th of February every year.

Observing Pay A Compliment Day

To participate in Pay A Compliment Day, give sincere and warm compliments to those who bring so much good into your life. You can go to meet them and give them sincere compliments directly, or you can use cards, write down the compliments you want to give them. Either way, be sincere or also open your heart to share your compliments for someone on media like Facebook, Instagram... Besides, on this day, don't hesitate, don't be shy to do nice, meaningful things, and if someone gives you sincere compliments, accept it and happily share it with everyone around with the hashtag #PayAComplimentDay.


Pay-a-Compliment Day has been observed annually on February 6th.


Monday, February 6th, 2023

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

Thursday, February 6th, 2025

Friday, February 6th, 2026

Saturday, February 6th, 2027

Founded by

Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith on February 6th, 1995

Also on Thursday, February 6th, 2025

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