Locate An Old Friend Day

Locate an Old Friend Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the third Saturday of September. This day is one that’s designed to encourage people to think about past friendships and perhaps mend those friendships. Although not all friendships can or should be mended, many of us simply lose contact with some of our friends over the years and end up regretting those lost connections.

Oftentimes, this is due to life getting in the way. People end up going to different schools, starting families, or participating in other events that could make them lose contact with some of the people closest to them. This is the day that wants people to explore mending those connections and reuniting with people who made a true difference in their lives.

The History Of Locate An Old Friend Day

It’s with a heavy heart that we admit that we can’t uncover the origins of this holiday. We’re unsure of who invented it, why they invented it, or when they invented it. All that we do know about this holiday is that it encourages people to locate friends that they have lost contact with — if that’s appropriate.

Not all past friendships can be salvaged, but the good ones should be salvaged whenever possible. And that is basically all that we know about Locate an Old Friend Day.

Observing Locate An Old Friend Day

Thanks to the Internet, and Social Media, it’s easier now than it has ever been to find old friends. Sometimes it’s as simple as doing a Google search or searching one of the social media sites. Once a friend has been found, a person can then take the time to reach out to see if that connection can be rekindled.

If it can be, perhaps a lunch date or a sporting event is a good way to reconnect. If not, at least a person tried. And that’s all there is to celebrate this holiday. Oh, wait. There is one other way to observe this holiday. Everyone searching for past friendships can take the time to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #LocateAnOldFriendDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 21 Saturday
Next year (2025)
September 20 Saturday
Last year (2023)
September 16 Saturday
Relationships & Family