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EventFriendship Day
DateAug 4, 2019
Main AttractionFriendship Day is a revered occasion for friends all over the world. On this day people express love and heartfelt feelings for their best friends and buddies.
Overview/HistoryThe first Sunday of August is celebrated as the Friendship Day. Being social animals humans need friends with whom they can interact and share their worries, happiness along with being comrades in every high and low of life. Friendship Day marks the celebration of profound friendship and respect that friends feel for each other.

The legacy of celebrating Friendship Day dates back to 1935. The day has been celebrated in several American countries for many years. US Congress in 1935 made a Proclamation to declare the first Sunday of August as a holiday in US in the honor of friends. The first International Friendship Day was proposed in 1958 in Paraguay. Since then, World Friendship Day is celebrated every year on the first Sunday of August.

The profound idea of celebrating Friendship Day was enthusiastically accepted by several other countries across the world. This practice of celebrating the beautiful bond of Friendship is still continued in the contemporary times.

Some associations celebrate Friendship Day in an entirely different time and with different customs -
  • World Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.
  • Women's Friendship Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of August
  • International Friendship month is February
  • Old Friends, New Friends Week is celebrated in the third week of May.
July30 was declared as the official International Friendship Day by the Unite Nations General Assembly in 2011. However it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August in countries like India, Bangladesh Malaysia and the United States. The fun occasion is celebrated on April 8 in some parts of the USA like Ohio, Oberlin while in some areas of Massachusetts USA, it is celebrated on July 30.

CelebrationThe month of August brings with it several festivities. Its the month of celebration of various festivals in India be it Friendship Day, the independence Day, Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami, etc. Following the age old tradition of celebrating the joy of friendship, the first Sunday of August marks the Friendship Day. The International Friendship Day is celebrated with full zeal and vigour across the world. The joy of giving and the essence of humanity is pivotal to the celebration of Friendship Day. Friendship since its inception is about celebrating happiness, sharing and building a strong bond with a individual or group of people with whom you can share everything and enjoy the beautiful gift of life.

This year Friendship Day will be celebrated on 6th August, 2017 since it is the first Sunday of August, 2017. Our friends holds special place in our lives. Its our friends who help us in every ups and downs of life apart from our family. Some friends are just like family and they not only advice us but also are the ones who scold us when we commit mistakes and guide us on the right path. Friendship Day is about celebrating this beautiful essence of friendship, happiness and respect for each other. Its not just a day but an emotion altogether.

Though each year the dates keep on changing but for friends the first Sunday of August is a religious celebration of their friendship. The best of the friends enjoy this day thoroughly. Kids, School students and college students are enthusiastic about celebrating this day. The markets, shops and malls are filled with gifts, cards and banners for Friendship Day. There are innumerable gifts which can be given on this special day - be it cards, chocolates, flowers, friendship day bands etc but nothing could match the essence of a tying those colorful and bright friendship day bands on the wrists of your friends. Friendship bands are most popular among school and college students as they celebrate it as a festival. The joy and excitement of Friendship Day is vivid among any age group of people since we meet new people everyday and make friends in every phase of our lives.

Last Updated on : December 20, 2018



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