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Feb11 Fun Holiday – Make a Friend Day

Make a Friend Day on February 11 is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to stop and take stock of their friend list and make new friends.

Group of people smiling and cheering.

Make a friend, or two, or three today.

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Humans are social animals and we need friends to feel fulfilled and happy. But sometimes in the daily rush of our lives not only do we tend to ignore our old friends, but we also forget to make new friends. Make a Friend Day inspires people to step out their comfort zone and try to meet new people and become friends with them.

More Tolerant

Making new friends can help people broaden their horizons and learn about different cultures and parts of the society. Research has shown that people with diverse group of friends are more tolerant, open to new ideas, and empathetic than people who have a small or a non-diverse group of friends.

How to Celebrate?

  • Say hello to new people and make new friends.
  • Attend events in the city where you can meet like-minded and interesting people.
  • Be adventurous and attend an event that you may never have thought about attending. Who knows you may even meet your future best friends there!

Did You Know…

…that studies have shown that on average people will remain long-term friends with 1 out of every 12 people they consider to be friends?

Make a Friend Day Observances

Fun Holiday: Make a Friend Day Observances
YearWeekdayDateName
2020TueFeb 11Make a Friend Day
2021ThuFeb 11Make a Friend Day
2022FriFeb 11Make a Friend Day
2023SatFeb 11Make a Friend Day
2024SunFeb 11Make a Friend Day
2025TueFeb 11Make a Friend Day
2026WedFeb 11Make a Friend Day
2027ThuFeb 11Make a Friend Day
2028FriFeb 11Make a Friend Day
2029SunFeb 11Make a Friend Day

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