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2024 Date8 June 2024
2025 Date8 June 2025

National Best Friend Day

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National Best Friend Day is a heart-warming observance that gives voice to the beauty and essence of friendship. It is an occasion when individuals take time to appreciate and honor the precious bond they share with their best friends. The day serves as a reminder of the significance of these unique relationships. National Best Friend Day reflects the joy of human connection, mutual trust and understanding, and the profound impact that dear friends have on each other's lives.

Indian culture has always regarded friendship with great reverence, as evident from the timeless Indian epics like the Mahabharata, tales in Indian mythology, and even popular Bollywood movies. The ethos of this observance aligns well with the glory and reverence of friendship in the country. National Best Friend Day serves as an opportunity for people in India to foster and celebrate one of the most cherished bonds which is at the very core of Indian cultural values.

Traditionally, the day is marked by heartfelt gestures of affection and gratitude towards one's best friend. Concise yet heartfelt notes and messages, as well as face-to-face communication or phone calls, dominate the scene. Friends may also surprise each other with small tokens of love, such as flowers or even a meal shared together to strengthen their connection. Social media platforms often spark with celebratory messages dedicated to one's best friend. As the observance gains popularity in India, National Best Friend Day has expanded its reach across different cultural backgrounds and age demographics. National Best Friend Day is observed annually on June 8th.

Best Friends Day facts

  • According to anthropologist Robin Dunbar of the University of Oxford, anytime a new close friend or lover enters into your life, it displaces two others in your close circle, typically a family member or friend.
  • A study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships found that the average friendship duration among college students was around seven years.
  • Research has shown that individuals with strong social support networks, including close friendships, tend to have better mental health, lower stress levels, and improved physical well-being.
  • The tradition of tying friendship bands, which are colorful bracelets, around the wrists of close friends is a popular custom in India. People of all age groups participate in this practice, which symbolizes love, loyalty, and a bond that lasts forever.
  • Historically, women in India had limited exposure to social interactions outside of their families. Female friendships have recently grown in importance, offering support, empowerment, and encouragement in a traditionally patriarchal society.

Top things to do in India for Best Friends Day

  • Spread awareness about the holiday using the hashtags #nationalbestfriendday, #NBF, #bff and #besties.
  • Have a picnic in the park with your best friend. This can be at a park or in any open space so you can both enjoy the great weather.
  • Celebrate National Best Friend Day and watch an Indian film about friendship. Here are our top picks:
    1. Born to Run: Budhia Singh (2016) - This is a biographical sports film about a young boy named Budhia Singh and his relationship with his coach, who eventually become best friends.
    2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) - This movie is about three friends embarking on a road trip through Spain that teaches them about life, love, and friendship.
    3. Kai Po Che! (2013) - The movie is about three friends who start a sports academy and the obstacles they face in achieving their goals.
  • Friends who enjoy adventure sports can go for rafting in Rishikesh, trekking in the Himachal Pradesh or rappelling in Maharashtra, among others.

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