Yep, There are two versions of friendship day. International Friendship day is on 30 July. However, as Indians we decided we will celebrate one more friendship day. Because why not?
India's National friendship days is on first Sunday of August. So, in 2022 India's Nation friendship day is on August 7, 2022.
Here are few facts about friendship day that you may wanna share and look knowledgefull.
Many countries celebrate friendship day on different dates. India and Malaysia celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. Oberlin, Ohio, celebrate this day on April 8 every year. Argentina, observes it on July 20, Bolivia on July 23, Brazil and Spain on July 20, Colombia on the Second Saturday of March, Finland on July 30, Mexico and Venezuela on July 14 and the United States on February 15.
The famous cartoon character “Winnie - the Pooh” was announced as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship in 1997, by Nane Annan, wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
There are other types of friendship celebrations during the year including February as friendship month as well as a new friend's week and an old friend's week.
Friendship Day was first introduced by Joyce Hall of Hallmark Cards. She recommended early August as this is one of the slowest times of any holidays or observances in the United States. At first the idea didn't take off. Many people thought that the idea for the day was just so that card companies could sell more cards. They might be right.
Happy friendship day! And Play friendship quiz a lot.