Best Friends Day

Best Friends Day is a holiday celebrated on June 8th around the world. It is a day you can use to let your very best friend know just how much they mean to you. You can do this by sending your best friend a card or a gift, or by spending the day together. After all, what joy would there be in life without your best friend?

History of Best Friends Day

While no one can precisely pinpoint the origin of Best Friends Day, some believe that it started in 2002 in Richmond, Virginia. According to this origin story, several artists and musicians—who happened to be best friends—decided to throw a party at a local water park. They wanted more than just a gathering with friends.
They aimed for a celebration of epic proportions, one that would be unforgettable at the water park. This is when they decided to create Best Friends Day and promote it throughout Richmond, so everyone could invite their best friends and join in the festivities. It seemed like a great idea. However, they did not anticipate that this fun “holiday” would rapidly grow into one observed by best friends worldwide.
Thanks to the Internet, which was beginning to gain significant traction at the start of the 21st century, news of their holiday spread globally. Social media sites and message boards shared the story of their holiday, and it soon resonated with many people. It has been celebrated on June 8th ever since its inception.

Best Friends Day Customs & Celebrations

The ways to celebrate Best Friends Day are as varied as the people who celebrate it. Some take their best friend to their favorite water park, others host a party or BBQ in their best friend’s honor. Another popular way to celebrate is by giving a gift or card, or taking them out to dinner.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 8 Saturday
Next year (2025)
June 8 Sunday
Last year (2023)
June 8 Thursday
Relationships & Family