The concept of a Global Friendship Day was first proposed on July 20, 1958 by Dr Ramon Artemio Bracho while eating out with his friends in Puerto Pinasco, a town in Paraguay. During the said meeting, the World Friendship Crusade was born.
“Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world’s peoples. To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms — the simplest of which is friendship. Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good,” according to UN.
“Sharing the human spirit through friendship” is the theme of World Friendship Day.
Friendship is a basic tool to make the world people prosperous and peaceful. This is also a key source to maintain social harmony and mildness among societies. By developing the trends of friendship among people, societies and countries we can achieve a better level of stability, solidarity and peace.
This theme reveals the one aspect of friendship that by sharing emotions of happiness and serenity you can conquer the hearts of others.