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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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DATE
HOLIDAY NAME

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of International in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01Global Family Day
SaturdaySatJan 04, 2020Jan 04World Braille Day
SaturdaySatJan 11, 2020Jan 11International Thank-You Day
ThursdayThuJan 30, 2020Jan 30World Leprosy Day
WednesdayWedFeb 12, 2020Feb 12Darwin Day
FridayFriFeb 21, 2020Feb 21International Mother Language Day
SaturdaySatFeb 22, 2020Feb 22World Thinking Day
SundaySunMar 01, 2020Mar 01International Day of the Seal
SundaySunMar 08, 2020Mar 08International Women's Day
FridayFriMar 20, 2020Mar 20World Frog Day
SaturdaySatMar 21, 2020Mar 21World Down Syndrome Day
SundaySunMar 22, 2020Mar 22World Water Day
MondayMonMar 23, 2020Mar 23World Meteorological Day
TuesdayTueMar 24, 2020Mar 24World TB Day
SaturdaySatMar 28, 2020Mar 28Earth Hour
ThursdayThuApr 02, 2020Apr 02International Children's Book Day
TuesdayTueApr 07, 2020Apr 07World Health Day
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Yuri's Night
ThursdayThuApr 16, 2020Apr 16International Special Librarians Day
TuesdayTueApr 21, 2020Apr 21International Creativity and Innovation Day
WednesdayWedApr 22, 2020Apr 22Earth Day
ThursdayThuApr 23, 2020Apr 23World Book Day
SaturdaySatApr 25, 2020Apr 25World Penguin Day
SaturdaySatApr 25, 2020Apr 25World Malaria Day
SundaySunMay 03, 2020May 03World Press Freedom Day
TuesdayTueMay 05, 2020May 05International Midwives Day
FridayFriMay 08, 2020May 08World Red Cross Day
SundaySunMay 10, 2020May 10World Lupus Day
TuesdayTueMay 12, 2020May 12International Nurses Day
WednesdayWedMay 13, 2020May 13IEEE Global Engineering Day
FridayFriMay 15, 2020May 15International Day of Families
MondayMonMay 18, 2020May 18International Museum Day
ThursdayThuMay 21, 2020May 21World Day for Cultural Diversity
FridayFriMay 22, 2020May 22International Day for Biological Diversity
SaturdaySatMay 23, 2020May 23World Turtle Day
SundaySunMay 24, 2020May 24World Schizophrenia Day
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Towel Day
SundaySunMay 31, 2020May 31World No-Tobacco Day
WednesdayWedJun 03, 2020Jun 03World Bicycle Day
FridayFriJun 05, 2020Jun 05World Environment Day
MondayMonJun 08, 2020Jun 08World Ocean Day
SundaySunJun 14, 2020Jun 14World Blood Donor Day
TuesdayTueJun 16, 2020Jun 16International Day of the African Child
WednesdayWedJun 17, 2020Jun 17World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
SaturdaySatJun 20, 2020Jun 20World Refugee Day
SundaySunJun 21, 2020Jun 21International Yoga Day
FridayFriJun 26, 2020Jun 26International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking
SaturdaySatJul 11, 2020Jul 11World Population Day
ThursdayThuJul 16, 2020Jul 16World Snake Day
TuesdayTueJul 28, 2020Jul 28World Hepatitis Day
ThursdayThuJul 30, 2020Jul 30International Friendship Day
SaturdaySatAug 08, 2020Aug 08Universal & International Infinity Day
SundaySunAug 09, 2020Aug 09International Day of the World's Indigenous People
MondayMonAug 10, 2020Aug 10International Biodiesel Day
WednesdayWedAug 12, 2020Aug 12International Youth Day
ThursdayThuAug 13, 2020Aug 13International Lefthanders Day
FridayFriAug 14, 2020Aug 14World Lizard Day
SundaySunAug 23, 2020Aug 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
TuesdayTueSep 08, 2020Sep 08International Literacy Day
SundaySunSep 13, 2020Sep 13International Chocolate Day
TuesdayTueSep 15, 2020Sep 15Software Freedom Day
TuesdayTueSep 15, 2020Sep 15International Day of Democracy
WednesdayWedSep 16, 2020Sep 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
SaturdaySatSep 19, 2020Sep 19Talk Like a Pirate Day
MondayMonSep 21, 2020Sep 21World Gratitude Day
TuesdayTueSep 22, 2020Sep 22World Car-Free Day
TuesdayTueSep 29, 2020Sep 29Inventors Day
ThursdayThuOct 01, 2020Oct 01International Music Day
FridayFriOct 02, 2020Oct 02World Farm Animals Day
SaturdaySatOct 03, 2020Oct 03World Temperance Day
SundaySunOct 04, 2020Oct 04World Animal Day
MondayMonOct 05, 2020Oct 05World Teacher's Day
SaturdaySatOct 10, 2020Oct 10World Mental Health Day
FridayFriOct 16, 2020Oct 16World Food Day
SaturdaySatOct 17, 2020Oct 17International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
SaturdaySatOct 24, 2020Oct 24United Nations Day
ThursdayThuOct 29, 2020Oct 29International Internet Day
SundaySunNov 08, 2020Nov 08World Town Planning Day
SaturdaySatNov 14, 2020Nov 14World Diabetes Day
MondayMonNov 16, 2020Nov 16International Day for Tolerance
ThursdayThuNov 19, 2020Nov 19World Toilet Day
SaturdaySatNov 21, 2020Nov 21World Television Day
WednesdayWedNov 25, 2020Nov 25International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
MondayMonNov 30, 2020Nov 30International Computer Security Day
TuesdayTueDec 01, 2020Dec 01World Aids Day
WednesdayWedDec 02, 2020Dec 02International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
SaturdaySatDec 05, 2020Dec 05International Volunteers Day
MondayMonDec 07, 2020Dec 07International Civil Aviation Day
ThursdayThuDec 10, 2020Dec 10Human Rights Day