International Day of Friendship

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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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