Happy Friendship Day, A day when friends offer each other greeting by tying bands. Many countries celebrate this day on different days. A day to honor every sacrifice and compromise of a selfless friend. In this month 1st august we also celebrate Eid al-adh or Bakr Eid.
HAPPY Friendship Day HISTORY
This day was first proposed in Paraguay and to be known as ‘International Friendship Day’ on 30th July, 1958 by the ‘World Friendship Crusade. This day was first originated by Joyce Hall who was the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930 intended to be on 2nd August.
In 1998, Nane Annan, wife of former UN Secretary Kofi Annan, declared Winnie the Pooh, a cartoon character as a Global Ambassador of Friendship at UN.
DAYS OF CELEBRATION TO FRIENDSHIP IN ALL THE WORLD
Many countries follow different dates for celebrating Friendship Day.
- Argentina- 20th July
- Bolivia- 23rd July
- Finland- 14th February
- India- First Sunday of August
- Malaysia- First Sunday of August
- Mexico- 14th July
- Nepal- 30th July
- Spain- 30th July
- USA – 15th February.
HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY CELEBRATION IN INDIA
In India we generally celebrate Friendship Day by way of giving greeting card and tying friendship bands. Well there is no seriousness in
celebrating Friendship day as we think best friend are like families who support us, help us in every way of life. Their sacrifices for us during the time we need cannot be settled by us in any way.
JOURNEY OF FRIENDSHIP
A relation which we make. After the birth, we are tied to relation of our family. Friendship is something which we make. We choose our friends. When these friendship becomes like family we say it a successful friendship. A day to remember our olden days with them, incidents with them make us happy and proud and promise to stay forever.
Everyone stays in our good times but those whostay during the bad times are always the true friend.
It is also our duty to respect them and stay with them as they stayed with us during we need them.
FRIENDSHIP DAY CELEBRATION ALL OVER THE WORLD
People generally send greeting, gifts to their friend. This is not only celebrated only in metro cities but in every part of the countries. Children tie band on the wrist of their friend while some gift flowers. Many of them post some friendship quotes and pictures on the social media sites for the friend whom they cannot meet due to long distance but friendship doesn’t allow any barriers so loving their friend cannot stop due to any barriers.
FRIENDSHIP DAY 2020 CELEBRATION
2020, a year of the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. A year of maintaining social distancing. A year of precaution.
A year where more than a million of people lost their life due to the pandemic doesn’t give us opportunity to meet your friend to gift or to tie a band. Still everyone will celebrate friendship day through social media sites. With a wishing of friendship day we will also pray for every friend along with family to stay safe and any one affected will pray for their speedy recovery.