National Make a Friend Day is celebrated on February 11 of every year. National Make a Friend Day is created to encourage the people to make new friends. Friends are the best part of our life. They help us through the bad times and dance along with us in the good times. There is a belief that “The Measure of our lives can be seen in our friends“. These are the bindings in our hearts that we never want to get rid of. Hence take “Make a Friend Day” as a perfect dat to make new friends in your life.
“The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.” Simon Sinek
History of National Make a Friend Day
The creator or inventor of National Make a Friend Day is still unknown. We, humans, are social animals and we always need friends to fulfil our life. But with the daily rush of our lives, we tend to ignore our old friends and also forget to make new friends. That’s why National Make a Friend Day is created to encourage the people to come out of their comfort zone and try to meet new people to became with them.
Making new friends will help the people to expand their boundaries and learn about different cultures and different parts of the society. Research has shown that people with the diverse group of friends are more tolerant, open to new ideas, and empathetic than people who have a small or a non-diverse group of friends. Hence National Make a Friend Day is a day to make new friends and to spend some time with the old friends.
Other Celebrations on February 11
February 11 is also celebrated as
- National Get Out Your Guitar Day
- Satisfied Staying Single Day
- National Pro Sports Wives Day
- National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
- National Peppermint Patty Day
- White Shirt Day
- Promise Day
- Extraterrestrial Culture Day
How to Celebrate National Make a Friend Day
Celebrating the National Make a Friend Day is very simple, and there are a lot of ways to celebrate. Spend some time in your nearby Coffee shop and say to hello to new peoples to became friends with them. The way you selecting the new friends and number of new friends you select is entirely up to you. It is also a day to spend some time with your old friends. Take pictures with your friends and share them on social media’s by using the hashtag #MakeaFriendDay.