International Friendship Day
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About The Event
International Friendship Day was traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday of August each year. Originally having been invented as a day for a greeting cards company to sell more cards. However, in 2011 the United Nations declared July 30 to be the new International Day of Friendship.
It was created in the hopes that the fostering of friendship between different peoples, cultures, and countries will inspire peace throughout the world. The United Nations also wanted to create a day that taught the youth of today the important of diversity and to promote understanding between different cultures. In some countries, it’s not celebrated on the 30th of July but is instead celebrated on the first day of August. In these countries, it is often known either as World Friendship Day, International Friendship Day or simply, Friendship Day. International Day of Friendship is the perfect day for people to get together, have fun and remind themselves that the diversity of people from all over the world need not divide us but should bring us all together. It’s also a great day to rekindle close personal relationships or just have a good time with friends.