National Make a Friend Day is celebrated on February 11 of every year. National Make a Friend Day is created to encourage people to make new friends. Friends are the best part of our life. They help us through the bad times and dance 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 day to make new friends.
“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 fulfill our lives. But with the daily rush of our lives, we tend to ignore our old friends and forget to make new friends. That’s why National Make a Friend Day was created to encourage people to come out of their comfort zones and try to meet new people to become with them.
Making new friends will help people to expand their boundaries and learn about different cultures and different parts of society. Research has shown that people with a 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, it is a day to make new friends and to spend some time with 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
- World Marriage Day
How to Celebrate National Make a Friend Day
Celebrating National Make a Friend Day is very simple, and there are many ways to celebrate. Spend some time in your nearby Coffee shop and say hello to new people to become friends with them. How you select the new friends and the 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 by using the hashtag #MakeaFriendDay.
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