National Girlfriends Day

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2024 Date1 August 2024
2025 Date1 August 2025

National Girlfriend Day

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National Girlfriend Day is a day to celebrate the important role that girlfriends play in romantic relationships. It aims to encourage couples to express gratitude for their partners and recognise the joy, love, and companionship they bring to their lives. This observance encourages not only romantic expressions of love, but also encompasses friendships and familial relationships, making it a versatile and heartfelt celebration.

National Girlfriend Day has its origins in the United States, where it was reportedly created in 2004 by a group of friends who wanted to celebrate their strong bond. The day provides an opportunity for individuals in the UK to take a moment to appreciate the special women in their lives, be it a romantic partner, best friend, or family member. It serves as a reminder to foster and cherish these relationships, contributing to the emotional well-being of those involved.

In the United Kingdom, National Girlfriend Day is observed in various ways, depending on the individuals involved and the unique relationships they share. Some couples choose to spend quality time with their significant others, while others may opt for presenting gifts or thoughtful gestures as a token of their appreciation. Friends and family members can also get involved by acknowledging and celebrating the positive impact their loved ones have on their lives. National Girlfriend Day is observed on the 1st of August, providing an annual reminder to cherish and appreciate the special women in our lives.

National Girlfriends Day facts

  • According to, a research study found that most women will have 6 best friends over the span of their lifetime.
  • According to, friendships between women last for an average of about 16 years. The reasoning is that as a person goes through major life changes like moving or getting a new job, friendships can burn or fizzle out.
  • British women are now more educated and career-focused than ever before. According to recent data, over 60% of UK women aged 18-30 hold post-secondary qualifications.
  • In the UK, cohabitation is now seen as a more normal and accepted part of modern relationships. According to recent statistics, about 25% of couples cohabit before marriage.

Top things to do in the UK for National Girlfriends Day

  • Call up your girlfriends and plan a fun night out.
  • Plan a special evening with your girlfriend. Make reservations at a restaurant, make a home-cooked meal, or plan an activity.
  • Visit a charming seaside town like Brighton, Whitby, or St. Ives for a relaxing day by the water.
  • Plan a weekend getaway to a beautiful destination, such as the Cotswolds, Lake District, or Edinburgh.

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