WORLD FRIENDS DAY HISTORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY
At the beginning of 2016, Zhang Jingtao, Li Li and Cheng Kui had a drink m Fushun, China. Zhang Jingtao proposed to found World Friends Day to create a permanent habitat for "friends" Sing for friendship and praise for peace. It advocates "unity and fraternity between people and harmonious coexistence between people and all things"
At the beginning of 2016, the idea of "World Friends Day" was submitted to World Folklore Culture Assembly (Sydney) for approval. It was established that September 9th of each year is World Friends Day, and the 9th of each month is Friends Day.
September 9, 2016, the first World Friends Day was held in Fiji. The activities were carried out in the form of cultural and artistic exchanges. At the same time, the declaration of World Friends Day, written by Zhang Jingtao, was issued, marking the birth of another new human festival, World Fnends Day ( WFD )
World Friends Day and Chinese poetry Wanlixing join hands to go international , convey friendship and spread poetry . So far，"praise friendship,
plant friendship, convey friendship and share friendship" has become the eternal theme and constant mission of WFD.
July 9, 2017, the International Poetry Festival "Ode to Friends" with the theme of Dedicated to Friend ship and the World Friends Day on September 9, 2017 was solemnly held in Shenyang, China. The activity was strongly
supported by Xiehe Biology Group and other units. The activity gathered nearly 1,000 friends at hom e and abroad, and communicated the human soul with different cultural and artistic forms. At the same time, it launched World Friends Day song " True Friend" composed by Zhang Jingtao. The melody of the song is simple and beautiful, and the lyrics are sincere and easy to remember. It is loved by friends at home and abroad.
August 9, 2017 , "Shangzhen Echo Poetry Appreciation Meeting"was held in Fushun Friends Tribe with the theme of hometown , friendship and poetry. This poetic event was full of strong feelings, abandoned the luxury of the past, returned to the countryside, return ed to the simplicity, and even more the purity of truth , sincerity and affection . It gathered China's top poets and many friends at home and abroad. Emotionally, it achieved a straight lme docking with the origin of the World Friends Day, and collided with the heartfelt voice of "Everyone is Friend and All Things Together" !
6、 Growing up
From September 7 to 11, 2017, the second World Friends Day was held m Zimbabwe. With the sincere cooperation and support of Zimbabwe's Na tional Tourism Administration, World Friends Day was directly grafted into the carnival performance and parade of Harar e International Carnival
participated by 88 countries. At the same time, it also held the "Second World Friends Day Poetry Performance Conference" in cooperation with the Organizing Committee of Chinese poetry Wanlixing and Zimbabwe poets as a special topic. In this series of activities, representati ves of World Friends Day expressed sympathy to AIDS children, and Xiehe Biology Group donated RMB one million Yuan for AIDS treatment drugs; Hezhong Group publicized the willingness to cooperate in agricultural Projects. So far ，the World Friends Day has completed the embryoni c form of two platforms of "Cultural and Artistic Exchange and Exhibition, and Economic and Trade Negotiation and Cooperation "．
Australia, Fiji , Zimbabwe, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and other parts of the world joined the celebration.
This time event activities included an international culture and art exchange forum, an interational tour and health forum , the opening of a 10,000 people tour of Malaysia and an international folklore culture and art performance conference, namely "Two Forums, One Tour and One Conference "，comprehensively displayed the charm and style of World Friends Day, formed the unique presentation mod e and content characteristics of World Friends Day, and opened the WFD activities to be an on-going new Journey of serialization, thematic and normalization.
From September 7 to 11, 2018, the third World Friends Day senes was held in Malaysia. This is a grand international non governmental exchange event sponsored and hosted by the Organizing Committee of World Friends Day and Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association of National Tounsm Administration
Many organizations and friends participated in the activity, including World Friends Culture and Art Exchange Center, health tourism branch of China Health Care Association, Share Health Group, Xiaoyaoyou International Travel Agency, Yucheng Group of Malaysia, Kongzi Institute of University of Malaya, Malaysian Calligraphy Association, Xiehe Biology Group, health mdustrγ development working committee of China Life Care Association, Guo Moruo Art Research Society and more than 3,000 people from China, Malaysrn,
8、 Graceful Demeanour
From September 7 to 11, 2019, the fourth World Friends Day was successfully held in Australia. The festival shows the vitality of World Friends Day with rich contents of "International Poetry and Art Culture Exchange Forum, Global Health Industry Forum Sydney Summit, Australian cultural tour and the Fourth World Friends Day International Folklore Culture and Art Performance Conference" The Chinese Traditional Culture Association of Australia cooperates with World Poetry Arts Union, World Health Industnes Union , World Friends Culture and Art Exchange Center, Xiehe Biology Group, Laifuda Health Group, Shenzhen Yuxin Classic Culture Communication Co., Ltd., Xiehe Xiude Biology Group, Share Group, Australia-China Anti-Cancer Association, Sydney Cancer Association of Australia, Australia Chinese Association, Association for the promotion of unified China in Australia, Australian Health Produ cts Central Co., Ltd., Fengya Hall, Australia, Guo Moruo Art Research Society, Fiji Daily and other units gave full support.
Near 100 domestic representatives and nearly 1,000 international friends participated in the festival. The 8th issue of National Economic Daily Economic magazine, with the title of "International Festival founded by Chinese people World Friends Day"，mak es a comprehensive report on the "origin, concept, course and prospect" of World Friends Day, fully affirming WFD as the "messenger of friendship” and the practitioner of "a community of shared future for mankind"
9、 Public Welfare
In the development of World Friends Day，"Everγone is Friend and All Things Together" i s not only a concept, but also firm action. Charity and public welfare , spreading love, has always been the practical purpose of World Friends Day.
During the second World Friends Day in Zimbabwe, representatives went directly to the orphanage for AIDS childr en to send warmth, and on behalf of Xiehe Biology Group donated RMB one million yuan of AIDS medicine for relief.
In the third World Friends Day held in Malaysia, the Orgarnzmg Committee of WFD and Xiehe Biology Group jointly promoted leuk emia childr en relief program, and directly donated RMB 500,000 yuan of drugs for implementation of the plan When COVID-19 hits us the very moment, World Friends Day Organizing Committee actively promoted donation work, together with Xiehe Biology Group, completed donations to Iran, Malaysia and other countries, and promptly sent the friendship and love of Chinese people to the epidemic area.