International Day of Friendship

30 July, 2021 (All day)

The United Nations (UN) recognises 30th July as International Day of Friendship with an interesting and understandable concept: by making friends with more people, there’s less chance of injustice, war, poverty and much more.

Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good.

To mark the International Day of Friendship, the UN encourages governments, organizations, and community groups to hold events, activities and initiatives that promote solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.

Let’s face it; we’re all super busy these days. We work, spend time with our significant others and family—and many times our friendships are the relationships that are neglected the most. But International Day of Friendship is a day where we can reach out to our friends, new and old.

Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good.