The National Listening Day is observed in most of the American States where people are encouraged to spare some time to listen to and record the stories, memories, experiences related to their family, friends and other community members. The National Listening Day was first observed in 2008 where many Americans were interviewed including former President of USA George W Bush and his wife Laura. Anyone can conduct an interview of any American and there is no restriction on it. You can find hundreds of interview samples online and offline in book stores.
The National Listening Day was first started in 2008 by the national history oral project called StoryCorps. Initially, this day was a proposal to replace Black Friday, a day which marks high volume of business every year. On the first National Day of Listening George W Bush and his wife Laura were interviewed by Bush’s sister in law Dorothy Bush Koch.
Importance of Listening Day
The listening day marks huge importance to bring people closer and it also makes everyone to listen to other people. The sped up life and the competition in all fields of life have made us all run faster and we forget many important relations in this race. Many times our family members want to say many things to us, but we don't have time to listen to them, so here's National Listening Day to listen to all the important people in your life!
Dates and Duration:
The day is observed on Friday soon after the Thanksgiving Day and lasts for 24 hours.
Celebrating Listening Day:
There are number of ways in which you can celebrate the Listening Day. You can make a sample questionnaire and you can interview your family members, community persons, interview children at school, conduct surveys, listen to other people's stories and give interviews, share other's stories with your friends and family. You can also find plenty of material which can help you to better celebrate the listening day.