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Everything You Need To Know About International Friendship Day in 2022

Posted by Natalie Cochrane on 13th Jul 2022

With International Friendship Day just around the corner, you may find yourself looking for a gift to show your bestie how much they mean to you. But what do you know about International Friendship Day? Why do we celebrate Friend’s Day? What is the meaning behind International Friendship Day? 

Here is everything you need to know about Friendship Day. What’s more, we’ll even give you some gift ideas for your bestie! 

What is International Friendship Day?

Friendship Day (also known as International Friendship Day), is a day to celebrate friendship. Whether it's celebrating your best friend, close friends or friends who live far away. A common tradition of International Friendship day is to reach out and reconnect with friends who we may not have seen for a while.

When is International Friendship Day 2022?

International Friendship Day takes place on the 30th July each year in most countries. This year, friendship day falls on Saturday 30th July 2022.

Although most countries celebrate International Friendship Day on 30th July, Argentina, Brazil and Spain celebrate Friend’s Day on 20th July. India and the US celebrate it on the first Sunday in August. In Finland and Estonia, Friendship Day is celebrated on 14th February, the same day as Valentine’s Day.

What are the origins of Friendship Day? 

The first World Friendship day was proposed by the World Friendship Crusade on 30th July 1958. Celebrating friendships became more popular over the years and International Friendship Day was officially established by the UN General Assembly in 2011 on the basis that friendship between people and countries can help encourage peace between communities.

How to Celebrate International Friendship Day?

1. Arrange to meet up with a friend: 

If you haven’t caught up for a while, arrange a lunch, dinner or go on a walk with a friend to spend some quality time together. 

2. Send a thoughtful gift to a friend: 

Send a gift or a card to let your friend know that you’re thinking of them.

International Friendship Day Gift Ideas: 
1. Friendship Day Rings:

Mark your friendship with a friendship ring. A symbol of your everlasting friendship, gift this ring to your bestie to show them how much they mean to you.

Friendship Rings

2. Locket Bangle

Celebrate your friendship with our silver locket bangle. Add photos with your bestie to keep inside.

Sterling Silver Locket Bangle

3. Birthstone Necklace:

Gift your bestie with a birthstone necklace. Choose her birthstone or a gemstone which best represents her personality.

Birthstone Necklaces Lily Blanche

4. Bee Locket: 

Treat your best friend to a personalised locket Our Bee Locket necklace opens to reveal two secret phtoos. Add a bespoke engraving for a truly special gift. 

Gold Bee Locket Necklace

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