International Friendship Day 2022: Date, history, and significance of the special day
Though we enjoy little moments with our friends throughout the year, International Friendship Day is a special day to honour them, thank them, and celebrate their existence in our lives.
New Delhi: “A friend in need is a friend indeed” – this sentence holds an important place when it comes to one of the most beautiful relationships among humans. It’s with friends with whom you can share all your thoughts and secrets in needy times.
Friends are the companions who guide and remain by our side through our tough times. Though we enjoy little moments with our friends throughout the year, International Friendship Day is a special day to honour them, thank them, and celebrate their existence in our lives.
Date of International Friendship Day 2022
Several countries celebrate International Friendship Day on July 30. The day was first coined in 1958 by an international civil organisation – World Friendship Crusade which campaigns to promote a culture of peace through friendship.
On 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations formally adopted the International Day of Friendship. Besides, some countries including India celebrate International Friendship Day on the first Sunday of every August. This year, the day will be celebrated on August 7, 2022.
History of International Friendship Day
International Friendship Day was first celebrated in Paraguay in 1958. The day was started by the founder of Hallmark Cards – Joyce Hall in 1930. He proposed the idea to celebrate a special day for this beautiful and honour relationship.
Moreover, Winnie the Pooh was appointed as the Ambassador of Friendship by the United Nations in 1988. At the 64th UN session held in 2011, International Friendship Day was marked on July 30.
Significance of International Friendship Day
Friendship Day is celebrated in honour of the friendship between two friends. On this special day, people give gifts and cards to their friends to express their special bond.