Sunday, August 1, 2010

Friendship Day

Celebrate Friendship Day 2010 on August 1, Sunday

Human beings are social creatures and have always valued the importance of friends in their lives. To celebrate this noble feeling it was deemed fit to have a day dedicated to friends and friendship. Accordingly, first Sunday of August was declared as a holiday in US in honor of friends by a Proclamation made by US Congress in 1935. Since then, World Friendship Day is being celebrated every year on the first Sunday in the month of August.

This beautiful idea of celebrating Friendship Day was joyfully accepted by several other countries across the world. And today, many countries including India, celebrate the first Sunday of August as Friendship Day every year. Celebrating Friendship Day in a traditional manner, people meet their friends and exchange cards and flowers to honor their friends. Lot many social and cultural organization too celebrate the occasion and mark Friendship Day by hosting programs and get together.

It may be noted that some associations celebrate Friendship Day in an entirely different time of the year and with different customs. For instance,
•National Friendship Day is on the first Sunday in August.
•Women's Friendship Day is on the third Sunday in August
•International Friendship Month is February
•Old Friends, New Friends Week is the third week of May

However, what is remarkably same is the idea behind the celebration of the day. Everywhere, people express love for their friends and cherish their presence in life.

Since today is " NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY ". I would like to take the time to wish all my AwEsOmE Friends on here nothing but wonderful blessings today and always. Thanx 4 being my friend !!!!!!! :) {{HUGS}}


Karen said...

Thanks Caroline! Blessings to You and happy Friendship Day to You! You are a wonderful Bloggy Friend!


Trennia said...

Thank you too Caroline!
You are such a sweet dear friend (((HUGS)))

Just Breathe said...

Same to you.

Holly said...

Happy Friendship DAy!

Sarita Boyette said...

Happy Friendship Day to you! I didn't know all that information about it.
Thank you for your comments on my blog. I love that you sang In the Garden at your Dad's funeral. I will love that song forever.

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