International Friendship Day

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“On this International Day of Friendship, let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Friends are beautiful presents, each wrapped in their own unique packages.  We develop friendships within our communities, our country, and across the world.  We surround ourselves with friends of different ages, backgrounds, cultures, and personalities.  We support, encourage, and treasure our friends.  They are important for our health and happiness.  Today is a day for children and adults to celebrate friendship.

Make a phone call, send an email, text, or card.  Let your friends know how important they are to you.

Flowers, chocolates, photo frames and albums, music and books are thoughtful gift ideas.

With older children, make a friendship bracelet – or make it a wish bracelet by including the following wish on a card: Close your eyes and make a wish / Then tie this bracelet on your wrist / When it falls off or the threads wear through / That is when your wish comes true.

With younger children, enjoy these wonderful stories together.

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It’s Friendship Day, but all of the friendship bracelets are missing. The bracelets won’t glow unless everyone around the world has them! Travel to France, Tanzania, Russia, and China to see how Friendship Day is saved!

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This is a story about friendship across nations and cultures. A child visits nine different countries and makes friends in each one. He discovers how children live in other countries and the things they enjoy doing.

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