FRIENDSHIP DAY5th August 2018, Sunday
various countries like India, USA and others celebrate Friendship Day on the First Sunday of August each year. This wonderful occasion is slated to be on 5th August for 2018. Make the most of this day and have a gala time with your friends!
Friendship Day Quotes and Messages
Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
A single candle can illuminate an entire room. A true friend lights up an entire lifetime. Thanks for the bright lights of ur friendship.
A friend is sweet when it is new. And it is sweeter when it is true. But you know what? It is sweetest when it is u.
A coin is easy to earn, a friend is hard to find. The coin depreciates but a friend appreciates. I lost a coin when I smsed u, but it’s okay because I got u.
If you open my heart, guess what u r gonna see? It’s U. True friends are hard to find so I kept u.
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.
Friendship Day Dates for the Next Five Years
Although, Friendship Day in India and other countries falls on the First Sunday of August, the dates are different every year. Below is the table that depicts the dates for the Friendship Day for the next five years starting from the year 2018 to 2022.
he emotions and feelings related to the friendship is difficult to be deciphered. From ancient times, there has been numerous instances of friendship that have changed the entire meaning of humanity. The friendship is one such emotion which is well utilized by the writers and directors into books, literary works or movies.
Emphasizing on the importance of friendship, the great ancient Greek Philosopher and scientist exclaimed, “Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god. ”
The virtue of friendship has been appreciated by one and all over the world. To encourage the global bonding of friendship among people, Friendship is celebrated among people on different dates. Most of the countries like India followed the USA date of the occasion which falls on First Sunday of August every year. The Friendship Day in India is scheduled to be on 5th August for the year 2018.
Significance of Friendship Day
The idea of Friendship Day was given by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark Cards in the year 1930. Earlier, it was proposed to celebrate the Friendship Day on 2nd August by sending greeting cards and other items as the holiday celebrations. The idea was further promoted by the greeting card National Association during 1920s but was not taken in a healthy spirit as it reflected the commercial gimmick to promote the greeting cards in the name of Friendship Day.
The present day efforts in this direction was evident when the US Congress in the year 1935 decided to celebrate a day in the honour of friends. Although, the exact reason for the celebration of Friendship Day is not known but the need for it was felt due to the devastating effects of the First World War. The occasion was thought as an effort that could dissolve the mistrust, hatred and enmity among people of various countries through the strong ties of global friendship.
To work in the same direction, US Congress marked the First Sunday of August as Friendship Day through a formal proclamation that was announced in the year 1935 as a holiday to honour the friendship. Later on other countries also joined the celebration and the Friendship Day began to be celebrated in other countries as well. The International Friendship Day was also decided to be celebrated on 30th July as per the resolution adopted by United Nations in 2011. It was decided to forge a strong bond of friendship among people of various countries irrespective of their race, colour, gender, religion, ethnicity and other such factors.
How to Celebrate Friendship Day
On this auspicious day, people meet their friends in order to exchange greeting cards, flowers and gifts among themselves. Apart from this, several other social and cultural organisations host a wide range of programs, events and rock concerts to celebrate this special occasion of Friendship Day. With the passage of time, the celebration of Friendship Day became more and more commercialised.
People now buy bouquet of flowers or special floral arrangements to make their friends feel valued on this special day. Pink and Yellow roses are quite popular as friendship day flowers among the young generations. Apart from this, there are others who invest their money on exotic chocolate boxes to add extra sweetness into their friendship. Not just flowers and chocolates, there is a lot of frenzy around friendship day bracelets and bands also. People buy friendship bands/bracelets and other personalised jewellery items for their friends to honour the occasion of Friendship Day. You can find a personalised bracelet, locket, pendant and other items in order to express feelings towards your beloved friend.
Even restaurants, dance clubs, bars and other such places do offer special discounts, offers and events to enhance the celebratory mood of Friendship Day. Young crowds flock these places and celebrate the occasion with great fanfare. They spend quality time with their friends, drink and party harder to remain in sync with this great occasion.