Friendship is a beautiful relationship and it is the only ship which does not sink in as it will stand strong no matter what. Friendships Day dedicated to all the friends. From helping us in our tough times to spreading laughter, friends are the family that we choose.
Isn’t that a special reason why you need to celebrate it?
Every year the first Sunday of August is celebrated as Friendship Day. In 2020, Friendship Day falls on August 2.
It is said that the day was first proposed in 1958 in Paraguay as “International Friendship Day”. Back then, it was all about exchanging greeting cards. In India, for as long as we have known, the day has been commemorated by the exchange of friendship bands, made popular by many films and the overall pop culture. Today, it is largely a social media celebration. While until last year people could meet with their friends, this year will be a digital celebration because of the pandemic.
It should be noted that the celebrations happen on different dates in different countries. In 1958, it was proposed for July 30 by the ‘World Friendship Crusade’ — an international civil organization founded by Dr Ramón Artemio Bracho in Paraguay. The General Assembly of the United Nations is believed to have declared the date as official, in 2011.
Friendship Day was first thought about by one Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930. The day, though promoted by the Greeting Card National Association in the 1920s, was met with much resistance by the consumers, since they thought of it as too much of a commercial gimmick.
Regardless of when it is actually celebrated, friends honour friends around the world, and celebrate their kinship. Gifts are exchanged, but most importantly, the day is about kindness, sharing good vibes and spreading love. This year, if you are not with your friend, call them up, tell them how much they are loved, and promise to meet again when things go back to being normal.
While restrictions might be in place in various cities owing to the pandemic, you can still make time to wish your friends and tell them what they mean to you.
Here are some wishes that we have curated for you to add that little extra to your special day.
*Dear friend, ever since you came into my life, you have filled my life with utter joy and happiness! Happy Friendship Day to you!
*A friend does not walk before you so you can follow, he walks beside you so he can catch you before you fall. Happy Friendship Day 2020!
*Happy Friendship Day, my friend! Let’s be together for a long time!
*Dear friend, thank you for always appreciating me. Friends like you stay in the heart forever and their memories never fade away. Happy Friendship Day, dear best friend. Missing you a lot!
*It’s nice to have people who check up on you. Thank you for being that kind of person in my life. Happy Friendship Day.