‘Friendship is people from different backgrounds, different cultures, different walks of life, coming together to learn, share and have fun.’
International Day of Friendship is celebrated on 30th July every year. It has recognized that friendship between individuals, countries, and cultures can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. It is focused on planning community activities that involve different cultures and promoting international understanding and respect for diversity. In other words, it promotes conversations between different communities and civilizations
Nowadays, our world is facing many challenges such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses, which have hindered peace, security, development and social harmony among the world’s people. The simplest way to overcome these challenges is by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity, through friendship.
A friendship develops strong ties of trust between us and others, and therefore we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good.
How are you going to celebrate International Day of Friendship? Here are some tips for you:
- Send a card to a friend
- Become a pen pal
- Throw a surprise party
- Make your friends cookies or cupcake
Friends, make the world beautiful!