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Everything to Know About Friendship Day: 30th of July

Updated on August 5, 2020

Why Friendship Day is Celebrated on the 30th of July ?

We all are familiar with the meaning of friendship day. But are you confused about why you are seeing a friendship day post on 30th July on social networking sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook?

It all started on a lovely dinner organized by Dr. Ramon Artemio Bracho for his friends on 20th July 1958 in Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay.

The reason he proposed to have an official friendship day to all the united nations was to promote friendship and it's principles to all the people of the world. The reason was to bring people of all the countries closer as friends and strengthen their friendship bond irrespective of their caste, religion, or color.

To see that the idea of friendship day is promoted over the world, The World Friendship Crusade was founded by Dr. Ramon Artemio Bracho. On 27th July 2011, The organization was successful in convincing the 65th United Nations General Assembly to declares 30th July as an "International Friendship Day".

UNICEF and Importance of Friendship Day 30th July


UNICEF spreads awareness that friendship is a great way to uphold the roots of community harmony, diversity, and international peace.

Friendship is a strong bond that will help each other to overcome world challenges and crises like poverty, violence, and human rights abuses, etc.

The shared human spirit through friendship will help all the united nations to grow together.

UNICEF International Friendship Day Tweet


How to Celebrate Friendship Day?

  • UNICEF recommends writing a note to your friend about their greatness.
  • Writing an anonymous letter full of kindness to someone who deserves it.
  • Tagging your friend in a positive message on social media.

The First Friendship Day Idea

Greeting Card
Greeting Card

Founder of Hallmark Greeting Card, Joyce Hall in 1930 came with the idea of celebrating friendship day. However the idea that time was not fruitful as people thought that it was just a strategy to increase the sales of greeting cards.

Who is the Ambassador of International Friendship Day?

Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is the ambassador of international friendship day.

Yup, you read it right. On 5th August 1997, Winnie the Pooh got the opportunity to be the ambassador of international friendship day. He was honored with that title by the wife Mrs Nane Annan of the then United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He was designated with that title for the beautiful friendship between him and Christopher Robin. Together, they solved each other's problems.

Quotes by Winnie the Pooh on Friendship

Here are some of the best quotes by Winnie the Pooh.

A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.

— Winnie the Pooh

A friend is someone who helps you up when you’re down, and if they can’t, they lay down beside you and listen.

— Pooh Bear

It seemed they had always been, and would always be, friends. Time could change much, but not that.

— Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh and his friends
Winnie the Pooh and his friends

Here together, friends forever. Some things were just meant to be, and that’s you and me.

— Pooh

We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see

— Pooh Bear

How Friendship Day is Celebrated Around the World?

Friendship Band
Friendship Band

Friendship day around the world is celebrated by tying friendship band on each other's wrists. Gifts, flowers, greeting cards, and chocolates are also exchanged. The cake is also cut to celebrate the friendship day. Friends also dance on music and have lunch or dinner together.

Friendship Day Dates Country Wise

Even though there is an international friendship day date, many countries also have their own dates to celebrate this festival.

Friendship Day Dates
20 July
23 July
20 July
2nd Saturday of March
14 July
14 February
14 February
1st Sunday of August
1st Sunday of August
14 July
30 July
19 July
30 July
United States
15 February
20 July
14 July
9 June

It is not the beauty of the place and /or the deliciousness of the food but the friends and their good vibes, their charismatic aura and everything and anything about them makes the whole thing-the whole environment magnificent, bliss, and pretty!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Prithviraj Shirole


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    • Prithviraj Shirole profile imageAUTHOR

      Prithviraj Shirole 

      12 months ago from India

      Hi Bhavna,

      I am glad you found the article informative. Thanks a lot for your appreciation.

    • Bhavna SJ profile image


      12 months ago from India

      Wow that's amazing, was never going to know about it in such a depth

    • Prithviraj Shirole profile imageAUTHOR

      Prithviraj Shirole 

      12 months ago from India

      Hey Liza,

      Thanks a lot for liking the article. And I am glad this article has refreshed beautiful memories of you and your Malaysian friend.

    • lizmalay profile image


      12 months ago from USA

      Hi Prithviraj, great article with wonderful quotes and amazing illustrations about friendship. I saw Malaysia is included in the chart! My friend in Malaysia sent me a message this morning after a long time. She was one of my best friends when I used to work in Malaysia. By the way, I'm going to save the date on the calendar. Thank you for sharing!

    • Prithviraj Shirole profile imageAUTHOR

      Prithviraj Shirole 

      12 months ago from India

      Hi Lorna,

      Thank you so much for the kind comment. I am glad you found the quotes, friendship day ideas, and Winnie the Pooh as ambassador beautiful. Thanks for liking the article.

    • Lorna Lamon profile image

      Lorna Lamon 

      12 months ago

      Such a heartwarming idea to lift our spirits. The quotes are beautiful and I couldn't think of a better ambassador.

    • Prithviraj Shirole profile imageAUTHOR

      Prithviraj Shirole 

      12 months ago from India

      Hi Ankita,

      I am glad you liked the article and the quotes. Thank you so much.

    • Prithviraj Shirole profile imageAUTHOR

      Prithviraj Shirole 

      12 months ago from India

      Hi Shraddha,

      Thank you so much for finding the article informative. Happy friendship day to you too.

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      Ankita B 

      12 months ago

      It was a great read Prithviraj. Excellent article with beautiful quotes.

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      12 months ago

      Very informative.. Nice one.... Happy friendship day


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