International Friendship Day - 6th August

Posted on: August 03, 2017

An important finding in the science of friendship is that people (and animals) with more and better social relationships are healthier and live longer, according to Psychology Today. In humans, social isolation is as much a risk factor as smoking. Until very recently, though, no one looked at precisely when the beneficial effects of friendship emerge and how long they last.

Sunday, 6th August is International Friendship Day and we invite you to reach out to a friend by going to brunch (Joe's Kitchen), placing a call, gifting friendship bracelets (The Works, Pandora, Pia, Thomas Sabo, Swag all have lovely ranges) or popping in with flowers (Marks and Spencer, Bromley Market) and chocolates (Thorntons, Hotel Chocolat).

On the occasion of International Friendship Day, IBTimes UK lists greeting and wishes that you can send to your friends to make them realise how much you value them:

There is nothing better than a friend,
unless it is a friend with chocolate.
Happy Friendship Day!

A good friend will help you move.
But best friend will help you move a dead body.
Happy Friendship Day!

Younger children may want to colour in with a friend or send someone special a card. Some great pictures available here.