Ways to Celebrate National Friendship Day

This Sunday, Aug 6th, is National Friendship Day where we get to share our appreciation to all the friends in our lives. Let’s face it, without them many of us would have gone insane.

Friendship is amazing; it is a special bond of trust, respect and acceptance we share with another person. Friendship also allows many of us to find new meaning, new paths, and different viewpoints in life that we might otherwise have never heard or experienced. In other words, friends keep our lives interesting and worth living. Without them, our lives could have become a repetitive bore trapped in our own stale minds.

As you can see, Queen Victoria was experiencing that exact state of boredom before she met Abdul Karim. However, once these two became the best of friends, spice and excitement was added back into Queen Victoria’s life. We can watch their friendship unfold in the brand new movie, VICTORIA & ABDUL coming to NY and LA September 22, 2017 and select cities September 29 and October 6.



Celebrate your friendship this year om National Friendship Day Aug 6. It is the perfect day to remind our besties that they have made a difference in our lives. How? Here are a couple of simple ideas that will make any friend feel special:

  • Make them a personal card
  • Make a friendship braclet
  • Share a special post on facebook, twitter or other social media outlets
  • Cook them a dinner with some of their favorite foods
  • Name a drink after them
  • take them to their favorite location
  • have a picnic
  • and the list can keep going! It is amazing how a simple gesture to say “I was thinking of you” can change a friend’s day.

    See a list of the many ways to celebrate National Friendship Day here: friendshipday.org

    More about VICTORIA & ABDUL:
    Story: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

    Director: Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”)

    Writer: Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”),
    based on Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu

    Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar, Paul Higgins, Robin Soans, Julian Wadham, Simon Callow, and Michael Gambon