International Friendship Day

International Friendship Day

Every year 30th of July is celebrated as International Friendship Day all over the world. The day marks the importance of friends and friendship in life. Friendship makes the world prosperous and peaceful. It is a key source to maintaining social harmony and generating passion for a better world where all are united for a greater good. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed International Friendship Day with an aim to forge a strong bond of friendship among people of various countries irrespective of race, color, gender, religion, etc. International Friendship Day is an initiative of the proposal made by UNESCO. It defines the Culture of Peace as a group of values, attitudes, and behaviors that reject violence and make efforts to prevent conflicts by finding their root causes to solve several problems. The United Nations General Assembly adopted it in 1997. Different countries and cultures celebrate friendship in different ways, and there are even different international days of friendship meant to promote this special bond.