National Make a Friend Day - February 11


Always observed on February 11th, National Make A Friend Day is a fantastic opportunity to meet someone new and make a new friendship.  Friends serve a vital role in everyone’s lives. They are one of life’s most valuable assets.

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light”  – Helen Keller

New friends can broaden our horizons by helping us to see new perspectives, challenging us to try something different or connecting us to opportunities.  Meeting new people can help sharpen our social skills and keep us from becoming lonely.

“Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer”  – Ed Cunningham

While friends often share common backgrounds or experiences, they certainly don’t have to have everything in common.  One of the simplest ways to make new friends is to explore your interests by taking a class or joining a club.


Make a new friend and use #NationalMakeAFriendDay to post on social media.


Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Make a Friend Day.

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