International Friendship Day : 2022

 International Friendship Day 2022

Most countries celebrate the International Friendship Day on July 30. The day was first proposed in 1958 by an international civil organisation – World Friendship Crusade, which campaigns to foster a culture of peace by promoting friendship.

The General Assembly of United Nations formally adopted the International Day of Friendship in 2011.

Friends are companions who support and guide you through tough times. While we enjoy moments with our friends throughout the year, International Friendship Day is a great way to thank our friends and celebrate their contribution in our lives.

Friendship is one of the most beautiful relationships among humans. A friend is someone who is always present in needy times.

Some countries, including India celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of every August. This year, the day will be celebrated on August 7, 2022.

History of the Day : 

Known as a celebration of the beautiful bond of friendship, the International Friendship Day was celebrated in Paraguay in 1958. The memorable day was started by the founder of Hallmark Cards – Joyce Hall in 1930. He proposed the idea to mark a special day when people can celebrate their friendships and honour the relationship.

Later, Winnie the Pooh was appointed as the Ambassador of Friendship by the United Nations in the year 1988. July 30 was officially marked as the International Friendship Day in the 65th UN session held in 2011.

Significance :

Friendship Day is a celebration of the bond of friendship between people. Many people use the phrase ‘friends like family’ to describe the friends who are as close as family to them. The phrase is an expression of feelings to show appreciation to the most loved and dear friends.

according to the United Nations, it can contribute to advancing world peace and social harmony. Poverty, violence and human rights violation are only a few of the difficulties, crises and dividing factors that threaten global peace, security, development and social harmony. Promoting and upholding a familiar spirit of human solidarity, which manifests in several ways but the most basic is friendship. Hence, friendship is necessary to address the core causes of those crises and challenges.

Different days, different countries

In nations like Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Mexico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, Valentine's Day and Friendship Day are celebrated on February 14. In South Africa, Friendship Day is celebrated on April 16, while Ukrainians celebrate it on June 9. The day is also observed on multiple dates all across the world.

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अस्वीकरण: यह सामग्री किसी बाहरी एजेंसी द्वारा लिखी गई है। यहां व्यक्त विचार संबंधित लेखकों/संस्थाओं के हैं और भारत मंथन (बीएम) के विचारों का प्रतिनिधित्व नहीं करते हैं। बीएम इसकी किसी भी सामग्री की गारंटी, पुष्टि या समर्थन नहीं करता है और न ही उनके लिए किसी भी तरह से जिम्मेदार है। कृपया यह सुनिश्चित करने के लिए सभी आवश्यक कदम उठाएं कि प्रदान की गई कोई भी जानकारी और सामग्री सही, अद्यतन और सत्यापित है। भारत मंथन एतद्द्वारा रिपोर्ट और उसमें किसी भी सामग्री से संबंधित किसी भी और सभी वारंटी, व्यक्त या निहित, को अस्वीकार करता है।


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