The foundations of this day were laid by M. Hirsh Goldberg in 1990s. He was the former press secretary to the governor of Maryland and the writer of several books. After thorough research about the Lies that resulted in historic destructions, Goldberg wrote “The Book of Lies”. He got motivated to encourage honesty among people and established the National Honesty Day. He decided to celebrate this day on national level in the month of April as this month starts from the celebration of falsehood on 1st April as April Fools Day, so he made this month to end on virtuous celebrations of truth and honesty.
The need of ethical values in our present society is obvious and understandable. We all know how common bluffing and fraudulent activities have become at every level, whether education, commercial, political or individual. This day conveys a virtuous message of spreading what is right and hold back what is wrong. It helps to teach our younger generations that no matter how advanced human beings get, they should always hold tight the values of honesty and truthfulness that has been prevailed and preserved throughout ages. National Honesty day is and will play its role to preserve the essence of such moral values and to fulfill the basic psychological and moral need of each individual in the society. Although the event is for a single day but its effect on the one who celebrates it, remains for as long as he possess the sense of righteousness.
The best way to celebrate the National Honesty Day is to simply be honest to everyone in your surroundings. However, you can read about several other interesting ways to celebrate National Honesty day here.