Community Government

Celebrate “One Boston Day” with Kindness and Goodwill

On Saturday April 15 the City of Boston will celebrate “One Boston Day”, a day Mayor Martin Walsh permanently designated last year to “celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the tragedy of April 15, 2013.”

One Boston Day encourages random acts of kindness and goodwill across the city as a reflection of the support given to survivors following the 2013 Boston Marathon. Throughout the day there will be organized activities that encourage individuals to give back to their community. This tradition evolved in 2015 from the desire expressed by many survivors to pass on the kindness they received.

Visit to see how other individuals and organizations are planning to celebrate One Boston Day. On this website you can sign up to participate in events or create your own. Individuals are encouraged to share how they plan to spread goodwill by posting on social media using the hashtags #OneBostonDay and #BeBoston, and by using the One Boston Day logos.

“The Boston Marathon is a key part of our city’s identity, and continues to show the world that Boston is strong, and our traditions will endure, no matter what. The spirit of the day on April 15 shows the best of Boston: how Bostonians from all backgrounds come together to line the streets, celebrate one another and do good for their community. I hope everyone can mark this day in a way that inspires each other with the love we have for our community, our neighbors and our City.” – Mayor Martin Walsh

Last April 15, #OneBostonDay was nationally trending on social media and there were over 77,000 posts across social channels. See twitter posts from last year on the One Boston Day website to inspire your own acts of kindness.