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International Day of Friendship

Quick Facts

The International Day of Friendship is annually held on July 30 to celebrate friendships worldwide.

Local names

NameLanguage
International Day of FriendshipEnglish
Día Internacional de la AmistadSpanish
היום הבינלאומי של ידידותHebrew
اليوم الدولي للصداقةArabic
우정의 날Korean
Internationaler Tag der FreundschaftGerman

International Day of Friendship 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

International Day of Friendship 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015
List of dates for other years

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.

The UN has a special day to promote the concept of friendships across diverse backgrounds and cultures.

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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.

Public life

The International Day of Friendship is a UN observance and not a public holiday.

Background

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

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
SatJul 302011International Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
MonJul 302012International Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
TueJul 302013International Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
WedJul 302014International Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
ThuJul 302015International Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
SatJul 302016International Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
SunJul 302017International Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
MonJul 302018International Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
TueJul 302019International Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
ThuJul 302020International Day of FriendshipUnited Nations observance 
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