National Make a Friend Day is celebrated on February 11 every year. This is an opportunity to encourage people to make new friends. Friends play an important role in our lives. They help us through the bad times and dance with us during the good times. There is a belief that "The measure of our life can be seen in our friends". These are inner bonds that we never want to get rid of. Therefore, consider “National Make a Friend Day” as the perfect data to make new friends in your life.
About National Make a Friend Day
It doesn't matter if you have one friend, 10 friends or more; making friends is important because a new friend is a new experience for you. They can bring out aspects of our personality that we weren't aware of. They can open doors to new interests and activities, and they can help us when times are tough. There's no denying that new friends are good for the soul, and National Make a Friend Day encourages you to chat with someone new in the hope that a great friendship might blossom.
Friendship is also important for our spiritual help. There have been some studies that show that people with good friends feel less stressed and happier than people without any friends. Loneliness can make life difficult, and you deserve to have great people in your life to share that with.
History of National Make a Friend Day
Friendship is as old as mankind. We have any opportunity during the year to show the people we care about how much they mean to us. There are countless times throughout the year when we can surround ourselves with all of our friends and enjoy their company. Friendship Day encourages us to go beyond established groups and meet new people.
Connect with someone new who can bring new experiences and joy into your life! On Friendship Day, you need to approach and seize opportunities from your partner. I know the thought of getting out of your comfort zone and trying to connect with someone new. The fear of rejection persists in most of us. To fight that fear, look around and see all the great people in your life and have faith that moving forward greater people will be drawn to your environment!
How to celebrate National Make a Friend Day
There are many different ways to celebrate National Make a Friend Day. Do you want to find new friends via the social media? Personally, I would recommend it directly but the choice is yours! Let's look at that option first. You can find all new friends about you. Spend more time at your favorite coffee shop. You might find more than one new friend reading or working while sipping on the bar's specialties. You have that in common, step up and dive in! Don't be shy, you will never know success unless you try!
More comfortable with the digital side of things, you can join in the fun too! How many different social networking apps are you currently using? I bet most, if not all, will show you options on who you can reach. They can be friends of your friends or people who live in your area. Write a quick introductory note and send it off! Doing this is a small number of users and I am sure that at the end of the day you will have success! This is the best way to celebrate Friends Day!
You can also use National Make a Friend Day as an opportunity to revive an old friendship. If you've lost touch if one of your old school friends or college buddies, why not get back in touch with them and find out how they're doing? Even if you've lost their phone number, it's a lot easier these days to keep track of people thanks to social media.
Not all friends are the same type of person! We're sure you've heard the saying that dogs are man's best friend. If you've been thinking about bringing a pet into your family for a long time, Friendship Day is a perfect opportunity for you to do it. Of course, you don't have to bring a pet into the house to spend time with animals. You can go to your local farm, sanctuary or zoo and spend time with the animals there. This can be treated, especially if you've been feeling a bit depressed lately. Animals are perfect friends because they are loyal and non-judgmental. Do you want anything else?
You can also spend National Make a Friend Day on watching some movies or TV series based on friendship, whether you do this alone or with one of your friends! The most obvious place to start is with the TV series Friends, however, if you've been hooked on the series countless times, there are plenty of other heartwarming TV shows and movies about friendship.
Some of our favorite movies about friendship include The First Wives Club, 9 to 5, Mamma Mia! The Movie, Now and Then, the Heat, Pitch Perfect, the Joy Luck Club, Sister Act, and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. So, why not grab some popcorn and enjoy a day in front of the TV?
ObservedNational Make a Friend Day has been observed annually on February 11th.
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
Thursday, February 11th, 2021
Friday, February 11th, 2022
Saturday, February 11th, 2023
Sunday, February 11th, 2024