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International Friendship Day

Aug 02, 2017

Each year, International Friendship Day falls on the first Sunday of August (August 6th, 2017) and – you guessed it – it’s all about celebrating your BFFs! Find out more about this special holiday right here on Kidzworld!

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History of International Friendship Day

The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in the United States way back in 1935. As the years rolled on, the festival became more and more popular. Today, International Friendship Day is celebrated in tons of different countries around the world, from India to Paraguay. On this day, people spend time with their friends and express their appreciation for them. Sometimes they even exchange Friendship Day gifts – stuff like flowers, cards and wrist bands.

A “Honey” of a Mascot

Between 1935 and 1997, International Friendship Day didn’t have any sort of special character or figure – think someone like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny – attached to it. But, in 1997, the United Nations named Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship. Seems like they picked the right bear for the job!

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How to Celebrate International Friendship Day

Friendship Day is a great excuse to let your friends know how much you love em! Why not spend the day enjoying the company of your closes pals? If you want to be creative and do something different on this day, here are some Friendship Day ideas, courtesy of www.friendshipday.org.

  • Plan a party
  • Camp out with your buds
  • Have heart-to-heart talks with your BFFs
  • Make a photo album or scrapbook of memories
Have Your Say

What will you do for your BFF on International Friendship Day? Let us know!

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