Friendship Day (also International Friendship Day or Friend’s Day) is a day in several countries for celebrating friendship. Below is the list of countries and dates In Year 2020.
Friends are like stars in the night sky.. You might not always notice them but they are always there watching over you..! Friendship Day 2020
|Country||Friendship Day Date in 2020|
|Colombia||August 2, 2020|
|India||August 2, 2020|
|Malaysia||August 2, 2020|
|Nepal||July 30, 2020|
|Spain||July 30, 2020|
|Bolivia||July 23, 2020|
|Argentina||July 20, 2020|
|Brazil||July 20, 2020|
|Uruguay||July 20, 2020|
|Pakistan||July 19, 2020|
|Ecuador||July 14, 2020|
|Mexico||July 14, 2020|
|Venezuela||July 14, 2020|
|Ukraine||June 9, 2020|
|United States||February 15, 2020|
|Estonia||February 14, 2020|
|Finland||February 14, 2020|
Upcoming friendship day in these countries Nepal & Spain on 30th July 2020. India, Malaysia & Colombia friendship day is on 1st Sunday of month August in 2020 date is 2nd August 2020.
It was first proposed in 1958 in Paraguay as the “International Friendship Day”. It was initially promoted by the greeting cards’ industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Mobile phones, digital communication and social media have contributed to popularize the custom.
International Friendship Day 2020 Messages & Quotes
“With every true friendship we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests.” – Mahatma Ghandi.
Someone who can turn your silent tears into loud laughter, and convert laughter into tears. – Happy International Friendship Day 2020
Many Friends might come and go but true friends will always Stay. International Friendship Day 2020
True Friendship’s Support can help heal all the wounds and scars.” Friendship Day 2020
When i Die, Friends will go to my funeral, good friends will cry at my funeral, but my best friend will change my Insta bio to “Chilling with God”
Having friend is like differentiation. But having a friend like you is Integration. – International Friendship Day 2020
A true Friendship is our weakness as well as our strength – Jasleen Kaur
International Friendship Day 2020 History
Friendship Day was originated by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, intended to be 2 August and a day when people celebrated their friendships by holiday celebrations. Friendship Day was promoted by the greeting card National Association during the 1920s but met with consumer resistance – given that it was too obviously a commercial gimmick to promote greetings cards. In the 1940s the number of Friendship Day cards available in the U.S. by had dwindled and the holiday largely died out there. There is no evidence to date for its uptake in Europe; however, it has been kept alive and revitalised in Asia, where several countries have adopted it.
In honor of Friendship Day in 1998, Nane Annan, wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, named Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. The event was co-sponsored by the U.N. Department of Public Information and Disney Enterprises, and was co-hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford.
Some friends acknowledge each other with exchanges of gifts and cards on this day. Friendship bands are very popular in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and parts of South America. With the advent of social networking sites, Friendship Day is also being celebrated online. The commercialisation of the Friendship Day celebrations has led to some dismissing it as a “marketing gimmick”. But nowadays it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August rather than 30 July. However, on 27 July 2011 the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 30 July as “International Day of Friendship“.
The idea of a World Friendship Day was first proposed on 20 July 1958 by Dr. Ramon Artemio Bracho during a dinner with friends in Puerto Pinasco, a town on the River Paraguay about 200 miles north of Asuncion, Paraguay.
Out of this humble meeting of friends, the World Friendship Crusade was born. The World Friendship Crusade is a foundation that promotes friendship and fellowship among all human beings, regardless of race, color or religion. Since then, 30 July has been faithfully celebrated as Friendship Day in Paraguay every year and has also been adopted by several other countries.
The World Friendship Crusade has lobbied the United Nations for many years to recognise 30 July as World Friendship Day and finally on 20 May, General Assembly of the United Nations decided to designate 30 July as the International Day of Friendship; and to invite all Member States to observe the International Day of Friendship in accordance with the culture and customs of their local, national and regional communities, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.