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Celebrate National Friendship Day

National Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in August every year, so on Sunday, August 2, 2020, grab your closest friends and have a fun and special day.

According to the National Day Calendar, the origin of National Friendship Day dates back to 1919, when it was founded by Hallmark. The original idea was for people to send friends cards. Then, in 1998, the United Nations named Winnie the Pooh the Ambassador of Friendship. 

Later, the United Nations named July 30th International Friendship Day, but most countries continue to celebrate this holiday on the first Sunday of August. Why not just celebrate both days?

To celebrate this day of friendship, reconnect with an old friend, make a new one, or spend time with a current friend. 

A few fun ideas are to go on a picnic, hike, go on a bike ride, swim, or go out for ice cream.

Make a post on social media using the hashtag, #NationalFriendshipDay to promote others to celebrate their closest companions.

Claire Sheppard, Editor

August 2, 2020

National Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in August every year, so on Sunday, August 2, 2020, grab your closest friends and have a fun and special day. According to the National Day Calendar, the origin of National Friendship Day dates back to 1919, when it was founded by Hallmark. The original idea was for people to send friends cards. Then, in 1998, the Unit...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is home to the Liberty Bell. The bell serves as an iconic symbol of the United States’ independence. (KariRippetoe)

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

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National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of July every year. This year the ice cream celebration is on July 19, 2020.  In 1984, President Reagan declared this day National Ice Cream Day. According to National Today, “Reagan wanted to commemorate a treat enjoyed by over 90 perce...

National Donut Day

On June 5th, National Donut Day celebrates a historic delicacy in America.
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Mia Bertoldi, Reporter

June 5, 2020

National Donut Day is always held on the first Friday of June, this year the celebration will be on June 5th. According to National Today, in 1938, Donut Day was established as a way to honor members of the Salvation Army that came to the aid of soldiers during World War I. During this time, a...

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