Nametag Day is all about spontaneity and silliness!
As we walk around our cities, we often forget to notice the people around us and miss out on chances to connect. A name tag says “I am open. I want to talk to you.” It adds an element of humanity to our day, breaking down an invisible barrier between us.
This holiday was started by a group of friends with organizing experience who decided it would be a great way to spend their time. They are the ones jump-starting this particular endeavor, but anyone who puts on a name tag is part of Team Nametag Day.
This special day is typically celebrated on the first Saturday in June. However, we are with these organizers and agree that every day should be Nametag Day.
And they believe that this holiday belongs to everyone!
Nametag Day is entirely non-commercial, staffed by volunteers, and no people or organizations will profit financially from the event. All funds raised go to name tags, markers and other logistics costs. And we all profit from the day! We want people to make new friends, learn new things, and share a few extra smiles.
Who is helping make this holiday happen?
You! Every person who volunteers, donates money, wears a name tag, or spreads the word contributes to making Nametag Day a reality.
We are especially grateful to The Awesome Foundation, nametag.com and NYC Social Sports Club for their generous contributions.
How can you start your Nametag Day?
Anyone can celebrate this holiday, wherever you are – just wear a name tag! If you’d like to conduct a larger event, we request that you follow these core principles of Nametag Day:
The spirit of this holiday is to encourage openness, connection, and spontaneous fun. That’s it, nothing more.
Participants are expected to go to extra lengths to appear non-commercial. This means not wearing the same hats or shirts, etc.
Nametag Day doesn’t stop at 5pm. We hope that you will continue to acknowledge the people who make up your world. Smile and reply, “It’s okay” next time someone bumps you on the Muni. Say hello to that shy coworker.
Thank you to these organizers for making a holiday so special and dear to our hearts. We love being a part of this day and celebration!