International Day of Friendship
Quick FactsThe International Day of Friendship is annually held on July 30 to celebrate friendships worldwide.
NameInternational Day of Friendship
International Day of Friendship 2013Tuesday, July 30, 2013
International Day of Friendship 2014Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year.
What do people do?
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.
The International Day of Friendship is a UN observance and not a public holiday.
In 2011, the UN proclaimed the International Day of Friendship with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, and cultures can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. The UN wanted for the day to involve young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity.
International Day of Friendship Observances
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday type||Where it is observed|
|Sat||Jul 30||2011||International Day of Friendship||United Nations observance|
|Mon||Jul 30||2012||International Day of Friendship||United Nations observance|
|Tue||Jul 30||2013||International Day of Friendship||United Nations observance|
|Wed||Jul 30||2014||International Day of Friendship||United Nations observance|
|Thu||Jul 30||2015||International Day of Friendship||United Nations observance|
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