International Friendship Day 2022: It is celebrated on July 30 to remind and cherish our supportive besties. Also, to express to them how much you value them and their company. On this occasion, take a look at some quotes, wishes, messages, greetings, and more to share with your friends.
International Friendship Day Saturday, 30 July 2022: What is the theme of International Friendship Day Quotes, Wishes, Messages, History, Significance
International Friendship Day 2022 Quotes, Wishes, Messages, History, Significance
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything." - Muhammad Ali
"I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light." - Helen Keller
"A true friend accepts who you are, but also helps you become who you should be." - Unknown
“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.” - Bill Watterson
“A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.” – Grace Pulpit
“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas
"What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it." - C.S. Lewis
“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.”- Elie Wiesel
“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow
"A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself." - Heidi Wills
International Friendship Day 2022: Wishes and Messages
There are friends, there is a family, and then there is you who is a friend that becomes family. Sending you all my love on National Best Friend Day 2022.
There’s nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate. Happy National Best Friend Day!
True friends are like diamonds—bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style. Happy National Best Friend Day!
Happy Best Friends Day. You Are My Ultimate Platonic Soulmate.
If it was not for you, I don’t know how I’d be. Thank you for holding me up, without me telling you to. Happy National Best Friend Day!
The only way to have a friend is to be one. Happy National Best Friend Day!
Friends should be like books, few, but hand-selected.
I may have lots of friends but you are the only one who is closest to my heart and soul and I will always love you the most in this world….. Sending my love and warm wishes on National Best Friend Day! to the most amazing friend I have.”
The most invaluable thing I have is your friendship. I will forever cherish it. Happy National Best Friend Day Bestie.
There is no day when we can thank God enough for blessing us with a best friend, someone who has always been there. Happy Best Friend Day!
International Friendship Day History 2022
In 1930, Friendship Day was first organised by the founder of Hallmark Cards, Joyce Hall. He intended this day to be celebrated on August 2; a day when people would come together and celebrate their camaraderie.
However, people quickly realised that is was only a gimmick to sell greeting cards and the holiday died down in the United States. In most countries across Asia, Friendship day is still celebrated on August 2.
An International Friendship Day was first proposed on July 30, 1958 by the World Friendship Crusade, an international civil organisation that campaigns to foster peaceful culture through friendship. The idea of globally celebrating Friendship Day came to Dr Ramon Artemio Bracho on July 20, 1958.
As he sat down to dinner with his friends in the town of Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay, the merry group of friends gave way to the World Friendship Crusade. It was meant to be a foundation that would promote friendship and fellowship among humankind, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or religion.
Then in 1998, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s wife Nane Annan named the cartoon character, Winnie the Pooh, as the world's Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. The event was co-hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford and co-sponsored by the UN Department of Public Information and Disney Enterprises.
Finally on April 27, 2011, United Nations’ General Assembly declared July 30 as official International Friendship Day. The Assembly even went so far as to invite all the member states to celebrate the occasion in accordance with their own customs and practices.
International Friendship Day Significance
According to the United Nations, the UN General Assembly proclaimed July 30 as International Day of Friendship with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. “The resolution places emphasis on involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity.”
International Friendship Day 2022: WhatsApp and Facebook Status
Life is a little beautiful when friends are around. Happy National Best Friend Day!
Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.
A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
If you have crazy friends, you have everything.
Life is better when you are laughing.