When is Best Friends Day 2021? Date of UK national day of friendship, and quotes to celebrate your best friend

The date aims to celebrate everything about the power of friendship

It’s important to show the people in your life that you love and care about them - especially your friends after spending so much time apart from each other over the course of the past year.

With Best Friends Day 2021 on the horizon, there isn’t a better time to show your friends some love.

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Do you have plans to hang out with your friends on Best Friends Day 2021? (Photo: Shutterstock)

When is Best Friends Day 2021?

Best Friends Day is observed each year on 8 June. It’s unclear how the day first started happening in the UK, but according to National Today, the day actually has American origins that trace back to the 1930s.

In 1935, the US Congress reportedly gathered to devote a day each year in tribute to friends and friendship, choosing 8 June because it has a higher chance of good weather.

Since then, it appears that the day has grown in popularity, with countries across the globe getting involved in the special day of friendship.

There’s another friendship orientated day coming up next month as well - International Day of Friendship, on 30 July.

In 2011, the United Nations declared 30 July International Day of Friendship, with the intention of inspiring peace and building bridges between communities.

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How can I celebrate Best Friends Day 2021?

Of course the obvious answer here is to spend the day with your friends, doing whatever it is that you and your crew like to do together.

You could always watch some films about friendship - the perk to this activity is that you don’t have to be in the same room as your friends to do this if you can’t get together in person.

Some of the best films about friendship includes:

- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

- The Breakfast Club, directed by John Hughes

- My Afternoons with Margueritte, directed by Jean Becker

- Booksmart, directed by Olivia Wilde

- Bend It Like Beckham, directed by Guriender Chadha

- Frances Ha, directed by Noah Baumbach

- Mean Girls, directed by Tina Fey

- Stand by Me, directed by Rob Reiner

- I Love You, Man, directed by John Hamburg

Other ideas if you can’t see your friends in person include things like sending them a heartfelt card, giving them a call and having a catch up, or even just posting a picture on social media to let them know you love them.

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What are some good quotes about friendship?

This is a collection of some of the best quotes about friendship that you can share on Best Friends Day 2021.

“Friendship takes work. Finding friends, nurturing friendships, scheduling facetime, it all takes a tremendous amount of work. But it’s worth it. If you put in the effort, you’ll see the rewards of positive friends who will make your life extraordinary.” - Maya Angelou.

“One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.” - Mindy Kaling.

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” - Muhammad Ali.

“The thing with friends when you get older - I mean, this is not anything I haven’t written about - is they can’t be replaced.” - Nora Ephron.

“True friends are always together in spirit.” - L. M. Montgomery.

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” - Jim Morrison.

“Time doesn’t take away from friendship, nor does separation.” - Tennessee Williams.