International Friendship Day 2022 Date, Theme, History, Significance, Facts, Gift Ideas, Quotes and Wishes


When you feel extreme loneliness, at that moment a friend can extend the helping hand to relieve your pain. In our life we always face very bad situations at different times but in some cases we can not share our problems to our parents, brothers, sisters or any other relatives. In those cases a friend hears the problem, understands the situation and gives a right guideline. That's why friendship is a very significant word in our daily life. We should celebrate the Friendship Day with our friends.

International Friendship Day Date 2022

July 30 is the date of International Friendship Day in 2022. Happy Friendship Day or World Friendship Day is celebrated every year on 30th July. On Saturday of this year all friends of the world make good wishes to each other and give beautiful gifts. In 1958, the day was first proposed by “World Friendship Crusade” which was an international civil organization and they promoted friendship as campaigns to set a culture of peace within the friends of the world.

International Friendship Day Quotes:

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.         - Helen Keller



International Friendship Day Origin and History

Hallmark Cards founder Joyce Hall first proposed the idea of friendship day as people can celebrate and honor their relationship in a day. In 1958, the people of Paraguay celebrated the International Friendship Day to memorize and enjoy the beautiful bond of friendship. In 1988, the United Nations appointed Winnie the Pooh as the Ambassador of Friendship. In the 65th UN session of 2011,  July 30 was officially declared as the International Friendship Day.

International Friendship Day Quotes:

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.                 -Khalil Gibson



International Friendship Day Theme

The aim of this year's International Friendship Day is to remove the gap among the race, language and culture of different people. The theme of International Friendship Day is-

“Sharing the human spirit through friendship”

The theme of friendship day is very deep to understand. The Theme reveals the facts that by sharing the feelings of happiness you can win the heart of another person.

International Friendship Day Quotes:

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.                      -Hubert H. Humphrey



Friendship Day is Different in Different Countries

All countries don’t celebrate Friendship Day on the same date. Some countries celebrate the International Friendship Day Date which is given by the UN and the other countries follow their national date to celebrate the friendship day.

  • Mexico, Ecuador, Finland, Estonia, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic celebrate the date on 14th February on the date of Valentine's Day.
  • South Africa celebrates Friendship Day on April 16.
  • The United States of America (USA) celebrates Friendship Day on Tuesday, 15 February 2022.
  • India, United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh will celebrate the National Friendship Day on Sunday 7th August 2022. They normally celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August.
  • Pakistan follows the International Friendship Day time of 30th July 2022.
  • Argentina and Brazil celebrate Friendship Day on Wednesday 20, July 2022.

With Paraguay most of countries follow the International Friendship Day Date which is marked by UN.

International Friendship Day Quotes:

Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things.                                   -Paulo Coelho



Friendship Day Gift Ideas

People love to exchange different types of gifts on Friendship Day. Flowers, Cards and Wrist-Bands are popular gift items to share on this day. Gifts can make a great impact in the relationship of friendship. Here are some ideas of Friendship Day Gifts-

  • A photo frame with a special picture of the two of you that captured a special moment.
  • You can easily find a Friendship Card in shops or online but a handmade card will be special for your friend.
  • A flower bouquet will be a sweet gift for your sweet friend.
  • Friendship bracelets can be good gift items.
  • Friend Photo Mug can be a good choice.
  • Teddy With Chocolate or Teddy with Friendship band will make your friend happy.
  • Flowers & Chocolates combo can be a great gift for your special friend.
International Friendship Day Quotes:
Friendship is the wine of life. -Edward Young



Friendship Day Activities

Friendship Day is crucial for the friends who want to spend some time with friends. The day is a great opportunity for the friends to enjoy the moment of happiness. You can do different memorable activities on this day but before that you should make a plan and take the time schedule of other friends to have some fun. Some activities of friendship day are:

  • Going to the nearest park for a picnic.
  • Hiking with all your friends.
  • Going to a beach and enjoying some quality time.
  • Camping in the nearest camping spot.
  • Arranging a party with your friends at home.
  • Going to a restaurant to have lunch or dinner.

If time is too tight then make a surprise phone call to your friend and wish him/her “Happy Friendship Day”. You should tell your friend on this day how important he or she is in your life.

International Friendship Day Quotes:

If you have two friends, you’re lucky, If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.                                                                                                ― S.E. Hinton



Significance of Friendship Day

Friendship is a strong bonding between two or more people. That’s why Friendship Day is a very special time for the friends to have fun or enjoy the beautiful moment. Sometimes a friend can be closer than any other family member and it's true. So Friendship day is very significant for the friends to understand their value in life. Those are our real friends who have been with us both in good times and tough times. We can believe those friends and we can rely on them in any situation. So you should appreciate your friends in their achievements, support them in their struggle time, give a proper guideline in their wrong decision, make them feel special with some touchy gifts.

International Friendship Day can contribute to making harmony and peace in the world which is a strong belief of the United Nations. Poverty, human rights violations and violence are some threats for global peace and harmony. Friendship with the people to people and country to country can reduce those crises and challenges.

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