National Call A Friend Day

It’s really easy to fall out of contact with friends, even good ones. That’s because people lead busy lives. There’s work, family, household chores, and other activities that can really eat up a person’s time and cause them to stop communicating with their friends.

And that’s an unfortunate situation that can eventually cause a friendship to end. That doesn’t have to be the case. A simple phone call can often keep a friendship intact and prevent two people from drifting apart.

National Call a Friend Day is the perfect holiday to reconnect with friends, so let’s observe it when December 28th comes around.

The History of National Call a Friend Day

At this exact moment in time, we’re unsure who invented National Call a Friend Day. We’re also not very sure when this holiday was invented, although we suspect it’s only been around for a few years now. We do understand why this holiday was created, however, and why it was placed between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

This is traditionally a time when seasonal depression becomes more prominent and people feel like they’re disconnected from one another. Keeping that in mind, it makes perfect sense why this holiday is on December 28th every year.

Some Quick Facts About Friendship

All of us have known friendship to one degree or another, but so many of us don’t really understand it. At least, we don’t always understand it fully. That’s why we decided to lift the veil on friendship and find out how it really affects all of our lives. Anyone who’s ready for that journey should check out the following facts with us.

  • Animals can form lifetime friendships with animals of other species.
  • The average person will make almost 400 friends during their lifetime.
  • Only 1 out of 12 friendships will last a significant length of time.
  • Not having friends can be dangerous to a person’s mental and physical health.
  • Marriages tend to last when both partners are best friends.

Observing National Call a Friend Day

Everyone on this day should pick up their phone and give a friend a call. This can be a friend whom they haven’t talked with for a while or a friend they see every day. It doesn’t really matter.

What matters is that people maintain those relationships with their friends. Not only during this holiday but also in all of the days to come over the next year. People should also use the hashtag #CallAFriendDay to spread the word about this holiday online.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 28 Saturday
Next year (2025)
December 28 Sunday
Last year (2023)
December 28 Thursday
Relationships & Family