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INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY

When is International Friendship Day in 2019?

International Friendship Day in 2019 is on the Sunday, 4th of Aug (8/04/2019).

International Friendship Day is on the 216th day of 2019. There are 149 days left in the year.

International Friendship Day Facts

  • Date: Aug 04, 2019
  • 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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DATE
HOLIDAY NAME

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01Global Family Day
ThursdayThuJan 04, 2018Jan 04World Braille Day
ThursdayThuJan 11, 2018Jan 11International Thank-You Day
TuesdayTueJan 30, 2018Jan 30World Leprosy Day
MondayMonFeb 12, 2018Feb 12Darwin Day
WednesdayWedFeb 21, 2018Feb 21International Mother Language Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2018Feb 22World Thinking Day
ThursdayThuMar 01, 2018Mar 01International Day of the Seal
ThursdayThuMar 08, 2018Mar 08International Women's Day
TuesdayTueMar 20, 2018Mar 20World Frog Day
WednesdayWedMar 21, 2018Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
ThursdayThuMar 22, 2018Mar 22World Water Day
FridayFriMar 23, 2018Mar 23World Meteorological Day
SaturdaySatMar 24, 2018Mar 24Earth Hour
SaturdaySatMar 24, 2018Mar 24World TB Day
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02International Children's Book Day
SaturdaySatApr 07, 2018Apr 07World Health Day
ThursdayThuApr 12, 2018Apr 12Yuri's Night
TuesdayTueApr 17, 2018Apr 17International Special Librarian's Day
SaturdaySatApr 21, 2018Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
SundaySunApr 22, 2018Apr 22Earth Day
MondayMonApr 23, 2018Apr 23World Book Day
WednesdayWedApr 25, 2018Apr 25World Penguin Day
WednesdayWedApr 25, 2018Apr 25World Malaria Day
ThursdayThuMay 03, 2018May 03World Press Freedom Day
SaturdaySatMay 05, 2018May 05International Midwives Day
TuesdayTueMay 08, 2018May 08World Red Cross Day
ThursdayThuMay 10, 2018May 10World Lupus Day
SaturdaySatMay 12, 2018May 12International Nurses Day
SundaySunMay 13, 2018May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
TuesdayTueMay 15, 2018May 15International Day of Families
FridayFriMay 18, 2018May 18International Museum Day
MondayMonMay 21, 2018May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
TuesdayTueMay 22, 2018May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
WednesdayWedMay 23, 2018May 23World Turtle Day
ThursdayThuMay 24, 2018May 24Red Nose Day
ThursdayThuMay 24, 2018May 24World Schizophrenia Day
FridayFriMay 25, 2018May 25Towel Day
ThursdayThuMay 31, 2018May 31World No-Tobacco Day
SundaySunJun 03, 2018Jun 03World Bicycle Day
TuesdayTueJun 05, 2018Jun 05World Environment Day
FridayFriJun 08, 2018Jun 08World Ocean Day
ThursdayThuJun 14, 2018Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
SaturdaySatJun 16, 2018Jun 16International Day of the African Child
SundaySunJun 17, 2018Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
WednesdayWedJun 20, 2018Jun 20World Refugee Day
ThursdayThuJun 21, 2018Jun 21International Yoga Day
TuesdayTueJun 26, 2018Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
WednesdayWedJul 11, 2018Jul 11World Population Day
MondayMonJul 16, 2018Jul 16World Snake Day
SaturdaySatJul 28, 2018Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
SundaySunAug 05, 2018Aug 05International Friendship Day
WednesdayWedAug 08, 2018Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
ThursdayThuAug 09, 2018Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
FridayFriAug 10, 2018Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
SundaySunAug 12, 2018Aug 12International Youth Day
MondayMonAug 13, 2018Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
TuesdayTueAug 14, 2018Aug 14World Lizard Day
ThursdayThuAug 23, 2018Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
SaturdaySatSep 08, 2018Sep 08International Literacy Day
ThursdayThuSep 13, 2018Sep 13International Chocolate Day
SaturdaySatSep 15, 2018Sep 15Software Freedom Day
SaturdaySatSep 15, 2018Sep 15International Day of Democracy
SundaySunSep 16, 2018Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
WednesdayWedSep 19, 2018Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
FridayFriSep 21, 2018Sep 21World Gratitude Day
SaturdaySatSep 22, 2018Sep 22World Car-Free Day
SaturdaySatSep 29, 2018Sep 29Inventors Day
MondayMonOct 01, 2018Oct 01International Music Day
TuesdayTueOct 02, 2018Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
WednesdayWedOct 03, 2018Oct 03World Temperance Day
ThursdayThuOct 04, 2018Oct 04World Animal Day
FridayFriOct 05, 2018Oct 05World Teacher's Day
WednesdayWedOct 10, 2018Oct 10World Mental Health Day
TuesdayTueOct 16, 2018Oct 16World Food Day
WednesdayWedOct 17, 2018Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
WednesdayWedOct 24, 2018Oct 24United Nations Day
MondayMonOct 29, 2018Oct 29International Internet Day
ThursdayThuNov 08, 2018Nov 08World Town Planning Day
FridayFriNov 16, 2018Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
MondayMonNov 19, 2018Nov 19World Toilet Day
WednesdayWedNov 21, 2018Nov 21World Television Day
SundaySunNov 25, 2018Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
FridayFriNov 30, 2018Nov 30International Computer Security Day
SaturdaySatDec 01, 2018Dec 01World Aids Day
SundaySunDec 02, 2018Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
WednesdayWedDec 05, 2018Dec 05International Volunteers Day
FridayFriDec 07, 2018Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
MondayMonDec 10, 2018Dec 10Human Rights Day