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International Day of Friendship
International Day of Friendship is celebrated every year on July 30th. The holiday was established by the UN and encourages everyone to remember their friends, to thank them for their help, support and joint fun moments. Undoubtedly, this day strengthens unity, happiness and peace. The UN calls on governments, public organizations to join the events, to encourage their holding. Today is a wonderful day to ask for forgiveness from a friend and restore good relations.
Unfortunately, today the world is oversaturated with cruelty, discrimination, divisions against the backdrop of religious and cultural issues. In fact, there is no reason why people cannot live in harmony, friendship and a sense of happiness. Let’s thank the UN for their active position and successful attempt to show that there is a huge amount of kindness, positiveness and sincerity in the world.
The International Day of Friendship was first celebrated in 2011, and today it has gone beyond the concept of friendship between people. This day builds bridges between nations, religions, cultures. The holiday encourages learning to listen and hear each other, to look for common ground even in disputes and disagreements. People have much more in common than differences, and we are obliged to broadcast kindness, unity, and forget about hatred.
- The first to propose to celebrate the International Day of Friendship was an international organization whose activities are aimed at strengthening peace, culture and friendship. The offer came in 1958.
- Even earlier – in 1930 – the Hallmark company offered postcards, which they offered to send to all friends, to remember loved ones.
- Friendship starts with conversation. Do not be afraid to start a conversation, listen to your interlocutor.
- In some countries, the holiday dedicated to friendship is celebrated in other months – in April, August.
How to celebrate
The best way to celebrate this day is to meet friends and hug them, talk, listen. Spend time with loved ones, do a common thing or just take a walk. Take part in events that are probably held near you, meet new people. Of course, send greeting cards to those far away from you.
When is International Day of Friendship Celebrated in 2022?
International Day of Friendship is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 30th each year.