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INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY

When is International Friendship Day in 2020?

International Friendship Day in 2020 is on the Thursday, 30th of Jul (7/30/2020).

International Friendship Day is on the 212st day of 2020. There are 154 days left in the year.

International Friendship Day Facts

  • Date: Jul 30, 2020
  • International
  • Also Called: International Day of Friendship
  • Celebrations: Exchanges of gifts, cards and bands on this day
International Friendship Day

"The International Day of Friendship is an important opportunity to confront the misunderstandings and distrust that underlie so many of the tensions and conflicts in today's world. It is a reminder that human solidarity is essential to promoting lasting peace and fostering development. On this International Day of Friendship, let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well being of the Human family."
-- Ban Ki-Moon

The impact of scientific inventions and discoveries has transformed the face of world and turned this vast terrestrial globe into a "little neighbourhood". Economics has become international, and the old world doctrine of national self sufficiency has become an anachronism. Humanity has developed a common consciousness. There is a greater urge for human intercourse, a deeper longing for international understanding, amity and good will. There is everywhere greater awareness of human problems and difficulties and of the need of settling them on the basis of good will and understanding. Already two global wars have left deep wounds on humanity. Humanity endured the after effects of these wars and all nations come to realise that war solves no problems. The immortal words of Nazareth "Those who live by the sword shall perish by the sword" rings to greater force today than ever before. We have learnt that a new world can not be built on foiled ambitions, frustrated hopes and mass destruction. Our realisation is necessary. It is important that we must have to learn to co-existence or more than this a peaceful Co-Existence. The scientific devilry has provided deadlier instruments of destruction in the shape of Hydrogen bombs, rockets and missiles of ferocious range and intensity. Thus, Technological progress and scientific inventions have placed in the hands of mankind instruments of destruction which, if used, will make an end of civilization as we all know it and turn the world into a vast slaughter house. So Power in such a situation should be checked. In this difficult time, we are left with the only option of working towards a world where all the nations owe a common allegiance and where every human citizen lives a decent life. We have to leave the national rivalries, conflicting ideologies and aggressive ambitions. We must smoothen out our differences, harmonise diverse view points and develop a common out-look on matters which are concerned with our existence. Otherwise, the dream of a peaceful world will become a mirage.

The universal urge for peace and co-existence which marked the close of this global struggle found expression in the organization of United Nations. The United Nation is constantly trying to established peace in the world. UN considers and resolves the problems from the point of view of human progress and human welfare. During these agitated years through which the world has passed and is passing the UN plays a distinctive and historical role. The real problem in front of the organization is to create a new mentality which can developed a new attitude in every world citizen to realise that he or she and everyone like him or her is a member of a growing world community and that the progress of mankind involves in the welfare of mankind as a whole. In the development of such an attitude, on 27 April 2011 the general assembly of UN proclaimed 30 July as an official "International Day of Friendship" with the idea that friendship between people, countries and cultures can inspires peace efforts. So the International Day of Friendship is annually held on July 30 to celebrate friendship world wide. The day is also intended to support the goals and objectives of the declaration and programme of Action on a culture of peace and The International Decade for a culture of peace and non-violence for the children of the world. During, the early years of this conception the architect of this idea are insisting on the religion of humanity. They are trying to create a world without separatism, isolation, communalism and exploitation of man by man himself. The objectives and sprit underlying in the message of UN General Secretary, "Ban Ki-Moon" on the first International Day of Friendship; as he said, "United Nations President Woodrow Wilson once said" "Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. On the first International Day of Friendship, let us pledge to work together to strengthen that cement and build a peaceful, more prosperous world so old friendship can flourish and new ones can be made."

Friendship appeals to the emotions, sentiments and even passions of the people. So this sentiment can do a good deal to accelerate the process of a peaceful and united world. The concept of Friendship is a dynamic concept. It is both a sentiment and a movement- a sentiment which draws people together and a movement which binds them for common action. So it is basically and essentially required at the present time. The idea of friendship is indeed not new. In our ancient holy scripture this concept is laid down. It is mentioned in Bible that, "Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For: if one fall, another will lift up his fellow, but woe to him who is alone, when he falls and has not another to lift him up. Again, if to lies together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will with stand him... a three fold cord is not quickly broken. India is the best country providing this concept for many years. Panchsheel message reflected India's constitutional vision of world order.

Thus the framers of this conception, however, have set our feet in the right direction. Now we have the assurance that the concept of one peaceful world will not remain an empty dream. They suffuse our new world with a glow of new hopes, where economic security, social equality and political freedom will exist in their true forms. But the success of this concept will depend not upon the excellence of the few. The concept has glorious possibilities. Only we must have to realise that there is no progress without vision and no freedom with out discipline. A great responsibility now lies on our shoulder as a member of one global community Please take the first step as a pioneers in the movement towards the ultimate establishment of the world of joy. So may be it is best to let the wheel of friendship grind faster. For it was a great poet and seer who foreseeing the impotence of this concept and wrote it in these immortal lines:

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words comes from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its Way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever Widening thought and action Into that heaven of freedom.......

Author: Dr. Nidhi Jindal

International Friendship Day Observances

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HOLIDAY NAME

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01Global Family Day
FridayFriJan 04, 2019Jan 04World Braille Day
FridayFriJan 11, 2019Jan 11International Thank-You Day
WednesdayWedJan 30, 2019Jan 30World Leprosy Day
TuesdayTueFeb 12, 2019Feb 12Darwin Day
ThursdayThuFeb 21, 2019Feb 21International Mother Language Day
FridayFriFeb 22, 2019Feb 22World Thinking Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2019Mar 01International Day of the Seal
FridayFriMar 08, 2019Mar 08International Women's Day
FridayFriMar 15, 2019Mar 15Red Nose Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2019Mar 20World Frog Day
ThursdayThuMar 21, 2019Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
FridayFriMar 22, 2019Mar 22World Water Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2019Mar 23World Meteorological Day
SundaySunMar 24, 2019Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2019Mar 30Earth Hour
TuesdayTueApr 02, 2019Apr 02International Children's Book Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2019Apr 07World Health Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2019Apr 12Yuri's Night
WednesdayWedApr 17, 2019Apr 17International Special Librarian's Day
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Earth Day
TuesdayTueApr 23, 2019Apr 23World Book Day
ThursdayThuApr 25, 2019Apr 25World Malaria Day
ThursdayThuApr 25, 2019Apr 25World Penguin Day
FridayFriMay 03, 2019May 03World Press Freedom Day
SundaySunMay 05, 2019May 05International Midwives Day
WednesdayWedMay 08, 2019May 08World Red Cross Day
FridayFriMay 10, 2019May 10World Lupus Day
SundaySunMay 12, 2019May 12International Nurses Day
MondayMonMay 13, 2019May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
WednesdayWedMay 15, 2019May 15International Day of Families
SaturdaySatMay 18, 2019May 18International Museum Day
TuesdayTueMay 21, 2019May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
WednesdayWedMay 22, 2019May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
ThursdayThuMay 23, 2019May 23World Turtle Day
FridayFriMay 24, 2019May 24World Schizophrenia Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2019May 25Towel Day
FridayFriMay 31, 2019May 31World No-Tobacco Day
MondayMonJun 03, 2019Jun 03World Bicycle Day
WednesdayWedJun 05, 2019Jun 05World Environment Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2019Jun 08World Ocean Day
FridayFriJun 14, 2019Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16International Day of the African Child
MondayMonJun 17, 2019Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
ThursdayThuJun 20, 2019Jun 20World Refugee Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2019Jun 21International Yoga Day
WednesdayWedJun 26, 2019Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
ThursdayThuJul 11, 2019Jul 11World Population Day
TuesdayTueJul 16, 2019Jul 16World Snake Day
SundaySunJul 28, 2019Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2019Aug 04International Friendship Day
ThursdayThuAug 08, 2019Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
FridayFriAug 09, 2019Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
SaturdaySatAug 10, 2019Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
MondayMonAug 12, 2019Aug 12International Youth Day
TuesdayTueAug 13, 2019Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
WednesdayWedAug 14, 2019Aug 14World Lizard Day
FridayFriAug 23, 2019Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
SundaySunSep 08, 2019Sep 08International Literacy Day
FridayFriSep 13, 2019Sep 13International Chocolate Day
SundaySunSep 15, 2019Sep 15International Day of Democracy
SundaySunSep 15, 2019Sep 15Software Freedom Day
MondayMonSep 16, 2019Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
ThursdayThuSep 19, 2019Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
SaturdaySatSep 21, 2019Sep 21World Gratitude Day
SundaySunSep 22, 2019Sep 22World Car-Free Day
SundaySunSep 29, 2019Sep 29Inventors Day
TuesdayTueOct 01, 2019Oct 01International Music Day
WednesdayWedOct 02, 2019Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2019Oct 03World Temperance Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2019Oct 04World Animal Day
SaturdaySatOct 05, 2019Oct 05World Teacher's Day
ThursdayThuOct 10, 2019Oct 10World Mental Health Day
WednesdayWedOct 16, 2019Oct 16World Food Day
ThursdayThuOct 17, 2019Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
ThursdayThuOct 24, 2019Oct 24United Nations Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2019Oct 29International Internet Day
FridayFriNov 08, 2019Nov 08World Town Planning Day
ThursdayThuNov 14, 2019Nov 14World Diabetes Day
ThursdayThuNov 14, 2019Nov 14World Philosophy Day
SaturdaySatNov 16, 2019Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
TuesdayTueNov 19, 2019Nov 19World Toilet Day
ThursdayThuNov 21, 2019Nov 21World Television Day
MondayMonNov 25, 2019Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
SaturdaySatNov 30, 2019Nov 30International Computer Security Day
SundaySunDec 01, 2019Dec 01World Aids Day
MondayMonDec 02, 2019Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
ThursdayThuDec 05, 2019Dec 05International Volunteers Day
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2019Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
TuesdayTueDec 10, 2019Dec 10Human Rights Day