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International Friendship Day!!!

Posted Aug 04 2009 6:10pm


The following is a quate from The Society of Confluence in India. 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.
The day is basically a day to make a positive difference in someone's life or to appreciate someone. The whole month of February is International Friendship Month. What will you do to appreciate or spend some time with a friend this month? You could send a hand written card or note, send, email card, send flowers, spend a day together, go play a favorite sport with a buddy or just enjoy coffee with some friends.

"Friends are like stars... you don't always see them, but you know they're always there." ~Hulali Luta
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