International Day of Friendship

The International Day of Friendship was first proposed in 1958 by Dr. Artemio Bracho, a Paraguayan physician.

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To commemorate the day, Paraguay started minting special coins featuring the faces of renowned friends like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa.

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While many countries observe this day on July 30th, some nations like India celebrate it on the first Sunday of August.

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In 2011, the United Nations officially declared July 30th as the International Day of Friendship, recognizing the importance of friendship in promoting peace and solidarity.

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The yellow rose is widely regarded as the symbol of friendship, conveying warmth, joy, and optimism among friends.

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Archaeologists discovered two skeletons buried holding hands, dating back over 4,000 years, signifying an ancient bond of friendship.

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On Friendship Day in Argentina, people exchange yellow roses with friends, and pink roses with those they hope to turn into friends.

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The organization "World Friendship Crusade" played a vital role in spreading the significance of International Day of Friendship worldwide.

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The International Friendship Arch stands in Illinois, USA, symbolizing the bond between the United States and Canada.

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On the International Day of Friendship, a massive human chain is formed worldwide, with people wearing colorful bracelets to symbolize global unity and friendship.

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