International Friendship Day is a time for us to celebrate the power of friendship. Peace and friendship go hand-in-hand. Nowadays we need more of both.
International Friendship Day History
The International Day of Friendship was started by the United Nations in 2011. It was the UN General Assembly’s idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals could inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.
You can celebrate by making a new friend. Or you can build more authentic relationships with the people you already know. Get to know your neighbors and coworkers a little better. Or invite a new person to lunch or dinner. You’ll be glad you did.