Friends who just want to promote and celebrate friendship gathered Sunday, August 7th, to note the first anniversary of AmigoDay.

AmigoDay was started by Marina del Rey resident and publicist Julian Myers and his wife, who suggest that everyone “just greet anyone anywhere, your way, any month’s first Sunday.”

The AmigoDay organization accepts no dues, no donations and no contributions.

“AmigoDay is free to every person,” Myers says.

Myers plans to spend “the rest of my life making AmigoDay as meaningful in the world as Mother’s Day.”

Forty-one participants turned out for Sunday’s first anniversary.