While International Friendship Day is observed on July 30 annually, in India this day is observed on the first Sunday of August. This year, the first Sunday will fall on August 7
International Friendship Day will be celebrated on 20 July 2022.
International Friendship Day will be celebrated in India in 2022 on 7 August (Sunday). While this is an international holiday, it is celebrated in different days in different countries. In India, it is always celebrated on the first Sunday in the month of August.
When is International Friendship Day in 2022
International Friendship Day
A brief history
The idea of a World Friendship Day was first suggested in the year 1958 in Paraguay by Dr. Ramon Artemio Bracho. This led to the formation of the World Friendship Crusade. Due to the efforts of this foundation, the United Nations (UN) recognised 30 July as the International Day of Friendship. Member nations of the UN observe this day according to local customs and culture. In 1998, Winne the Pooh was named as the global Ambassador of Friendship at an event in the United Nations.
Why celebrate Friendship Day
This day is celebrated solely to honour the friends we have made in life and thank them for the meaningful direction that our lives have taken since we met them. The significance of friends has only grown as societies have moved from joint families to nuclear families. Bonds are formed so strong, that friends regard each other as family rather than friends.
Friendship Day is a constant in our everchanging lives. The reason to celebrate this day is that no matter how strong relationships are, they do need validation and nurture on occasions. And Friendship Day is an opportunity to realise and show our unconditional love and support to our friends.
Friendship Day celebrations
Friendship Day is celebrated all over the world where friends exchange cards, flowers, and gifts. They tie Friendship bands on others’ wrists to commemorate their friendship and bond. Many even make bands and bracelets at home, customising them for friends.
Apart from material gifts, you will also find Friendship Day poems, songs, messages, quotes, and images shared between friends.