National Friendship Day is a bright and kind holiday dedicated to friends. It was created in order to be with loved ones, sharing with them a lot of joyful emotions. Spend the day with your best friend or with a large group of friends – the main thing is that everyone is imbued with the atmosphere and gets a positive charge.
Friendship has existed for as long as humanity has existed. The appearance of large-scale holidays dedicated to this type of social connection often has a commercial basis. In the 1920s, postcard manufacturers tried to organize such an event, but the idea failed.
National Friendship Day was established by the US Congress in 1935. After 23 years, the holiday became international. Many people around the world celebrate with enthusiasm, because it gives another reason to show love to friends, give them something nice, and spend time together.
- The presence of strong friendships prolongs life and improves its quality.
- There is a theory babies can form friendships from the age of nine months.
- When friends become colleagues (or vice versa), it does not distract from the work process, but, contrary to stereotypes, increases productivity.
How to take part
Spend the whole day with your friends. If it is not possible to meet, chat on social networks or talk on the phone. Think of people who are dear to you, but to whom, for one reason or another, you have not written for a long time or do not call up. Start with congratulations, and further communication will go easier.
If you quarreled with a friend, this holiday is a great occasion to make peace. Make a conciliatory gift, invite a friend to a cafe or visit. When there is a formal reason, such a step is much easier to take.
When is Friendship Day celebrated in 2023?
Friendship Day is observed on the first Sunday of August each year.