International Day of Friendship - July 30
Sun, Jul 30, 2023

International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship is celebrated July 30th. The holiday was established by the UN and encourages everyone to remember their friends, thank them for their help, support, and joint fun moments. Undoubtedly, this day strengthens unity, happiness, and peace. The UN calls on governments and public organizations to encourage and join the events. Today is a wonderful day to ask for forgiveness from a friend and restore good relations.

The History

Unfortunately, today the world is oversaturated with cruelty, discrimination, and 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 there is a huge amount of kindness, positivity, 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, and 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 and unity, and forget about hatred.

Interesting Facts

  • The first to propose International Day of Friendship was an international organization aimed at strengthening peace, culture, and friendship in 1958.
  • Friendship starts with conversation. Do not be afraid to start a conversation and listen.
  • In some countries, the holiday dedicated to friendship is celebrated in other months, like April and August.

How to take part

The best way to celebrate this day is to meet friends and hug them, talk, and listen. Spend time with loved ones, do something together, or just go for a walk. Take part in events held near you and meet new people. Of course, send greeting cards to those far away from you.

When is International Day of Friendship Celebrated in 2023?

International Day of Friendship is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on July the 30th each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday July 30 2023
Tuesday July 30 2024
Wednesday July 30 2025
Thursday July 30 2026

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