Argentina: Day of Friendship

A Day of Friendship or Friend’s Day is celebrated every July 20th in Argentina. Festivities include:  going out with friends, sending cards and gift giving. In fact, so many phone calls and text messages are sent that it usually floods the mobile network causing service interruptions. Although Friend’s Day isn’t classified as an official day-off-from-work holiday, reservations for restaurants have to be made well in advance to secure a place for friends to gather.