International Friendship Day or Friend’s Day 2020: Dates, History,Quotes & Massages

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Friendship Day also International Friendship Day or Friend’s Day is a day in several countries for celebrating friendship. The history of Friendship Day dates back to 1958 when World Friendship Crusade proposed it. On April 27, 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared July 30 as official International Friendship Day. However, India celebrates Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. This year it will be celebrated on August 2. Peoples celebrate by exchanging greetings/text messages and tying friendship bands to each other. The day is celebrated by exchanging wishes and gifts among friends. They plan a day out to celebrate their friendship and also tie friendship bands around each other’s wrists. It’s a day when friends come together and spend quality time. Happy Friendship Day!

Friendship Day Dates:


Year Weekday Date
2015 Sun 2 Aug
2016 Sun 7 Aug
2017 Sun 6 Aug
2018 Sun 5 Aug
2019 Sun 4 Aug
2020 Sun 2 Aug
2021 Sun 1 Aug

Friendship Day celebrations occur on different dates in different countries:


Argentina: 20 July
Bolivia: 23 July
Brazil: 20 July
Colombia: Second Saturday of March
Ecuador: 14 July
Estonia: 14 February
Finland: 14 February
India: First Sunday Of August
Malaysia: First Sunday of August
Mexico: 14 July
Nepal: 30 July
Pakistan: 19 July
Spain: 30 July
United States: 15 February
Uruguay: 20 July
Venezuela: 14 July
Ukraine: 9 June


Happy Friendship Day Quotes:


“I destroy my enemy when i make him my friend.” -Abraham Lincoln

“Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of life.” -La Fontaine

“Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.” -Elbert Hubard

“Friendship like ours doesn’t solve life challenges but because of our friendship I know the challenges are not mine alone.” -C Sampson

“One of the very pleasant things about friendship is the ‘do you remember moments’.” -Faith Baldwin

“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.” -Joseph Addison


Happy Friendship Day Messages:


On this Friendship Day, I just wanted to say you’re the greatest!

Whether it is sunshine or rain, you have always been there for me. Happy Friendship Day!

You snoodle doodle dee. Just wanted to say thanks for being friends with me.

I will never be lonely, because I have such a wonderful friend like you. Happy Friendship Day!

Just thought I’d say thanks for being my best friend and I don’t know what I’d do without you. You’re the greatest friend anyone could have!

I thank the good Lord above for giving me a friend like you. Blessings are sent to you this day!

A friend like you is rare. The person who no matter what is always there. I so appreciate you. Happy Friendship Day.

Having you as a friend fills my heart with a warm glow! Happy friendship day!

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