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National Best Friends Day

Celebrate National Best Friends Day with the one who's always been there for you - share laughs, memories, and meaningful moments with your BFF!
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When it is?
June 8
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United States

Celebrate the most important people in your life on National Best Friends Day on June 8! This special day was created to recognize and celebrate all of the special bonds that you have with your friends. It's a great opportunity to show them how much they mean to you, and how thankful you are for their friendship. Whether it’s a night out, or just some quality time together, don't forget to take this chance and appreciate those who have been by your side through thick and thin!

History of National Best Friends Day

National Best Friends Day Dates

National Best Friends Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1935</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>U.S. Congress Proclamation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. Congress announced National Best Friends Day, intending to dedicate a day to strengthen the bond of friendship.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1958</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>International Friendship Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>First proposed in Paraguay, International Friendship Day was a precursor to National Best Friends Day, making friendship celebrations more international.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1998</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UNESCO Endorsement</div><div class='timeline-text'>World-renowned cartoon character Winnie the Pooh was named the world’s Ambassador of Friendship by UNESCO.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>United Nations Proclamation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations officially recognized 30th July as International Friendship Day, encouraging friendships across borders.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Social Media Influence</div><div class='timeline-text'>In the era of social media, National Best Friends Day gained popularity with users sharing their personal friendships stories, celebrations pictures, and dedicating posts to their best friends.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Best Friends Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize an outing</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Nothing says best friends like a fun day outside. Plan a picnic, take a hike, or hit up your local amusement park. Have some fun together and make memories.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather all of your friends together for a party to celebrate your friendship. Whether it be casual or fancy, make sure to include games that help you and your friend bond even more.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Spend the day together</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a day off, call in sick to work, and spend a day just enjoying each other’s company. Visit your favorite restaurants, watch movies all day, or go on an adventure.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send them something special</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether it be a card, flowers, chocolates, or anything else they love, surprise them with something special to let them know how much they mean to you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write them a letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sometimes the best way to show someone how much you care about them is through writing them letter about why you appreciate them as a friend. Writing down all the reasons why you appreciate them will make any friend feel special.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Best Friends Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It’s a way to celebrate friendship</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Best Friends Day is a great way to show your friendships how much you care. It's the perfect opportunity to share funny memories, express gratitude for each other, and above all just enjoy time as friends!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages quality time</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What better excuse than National Best Friends Day to set aside some time to spend with your besties? Make plans to get together and do something fun. From theme park visits and game nights, to picnics at the beach and backyard BBQs - there's so many ways to make this day special.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates unconditional love and support</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>True friends are those who stick with us through thick and thin. Celebrating National Best Friends Day is an acknowledgement of the strong relationship you have, sharing appreciation for the mutual respect, understanding, loyalty and love that exists between friends.</p></div></div>

5 Unrevealed Facts about National Best Friends Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>National Best Friends Day has a Twitter Hashtag</h3><p class='facts-content'>People celebrate National Best Friends Day on social media with the hashtag #NationalBestFriendsDay, where they share photos, stories, and appreciation posts about their best friends.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Official Flower of National Best Friends Day is the Yellow Rose</h3><p class='facts-content'>Flowers have meanings tied to them. The yellow rose symbolizes friendship which makes it an excellent gift to give on National Best Friends Day.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>National Best Friends Day is Celebrated Globally</h3><p class='facts-content'>While it originated in the United States, National Best Friends Day is now celebrated all around the globe, as friendships are universally recognized and cherished.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Celebrities Also Participate in National Best Friends Day</h3><p class='facts-content'>Famous personalities also take part in the celebration by posting pictures with their best pals on social media, proving that friendship is precious regardless of status or fame.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Date Can Vary in Some Countries</h3><p class='facts-content'>While the United States and many other countries celebrate on June 8, some countries have different dates for their own Best Friends Day, enhancing its charmingly diverse recognition.</p></div></div>

National Best Friends Day FAQs

When is National Best Friends Day?

National Best Friends Day is celebrated on June 8th every year. In 2024 National Best Friends Day will occur on a Saturday.

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