International Day of Friendship: Friendship is something that can do wonders for people’s minds – reduces stress, and creates a sense of belonging. International Friendship Day is celebrated across the world every year on July 30.
International Friendship Day is a day to appreciate and promote friendship from all backgrounds. This special day aims to bridge the gaps between factors including race, culture, and language.
International Friendship Day 2022 Date
International Friendship Day is celebrated annually on 30th July. However, countries including India, UAE (United Arab Emirates), Malaysia, Bangladesh, and the US (United States) observe Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August every year.
International Day of Friendship: History
Friendship Day was first organized in 1930 by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark Cards. He wanted this day to be grandly celebrated on August 2 – a day when people acknowledge their company or friends.
In 1958, the World Friendship Crusade – an international civil organization proposed the first International Friendship Day on 30th July.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on April 27, 2011, declared 30 July as the official International Friendship Day.
International Friendship Day: Significance
The UNGA declared 30 July as International Friendship Day with the objective that friendship between peoples, cultures, countries, and individuals can inspire peace and also bridge the gap between communities.
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