International Friendship Day

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International Friendship Day is celebrated every year on 30 July to celebrate friendship as well as promote the idea of meeting new people and making friends.

Important facts

  • Countries of the world celebrate friendship day twice.

  • Countries like Bangladesh, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America, including India, celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August every year.

History of International Friendship Day

  • The day was first proposed in 1958 by an international civil organisation - the World Friendship Crusade.

  • In the 65th United Nations session held in the year 2011, July 30 was officially fixed for International Friendship Day.

  • International Day of Friendship is an initiative taken by UNESCO to spread the culture of peace.

  • Theme of International Day of Friendship 2022: Sharing the human spirit through friendship.

Significance of International Friendship Day

  • It is a celebration of the bond of friendship between people. 

  • Many people use the phrase 'friends like family' to describe friends who are very close to their family.

  • This phrase is an expression of the feeling of appreciation towards dearest friends.

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