Friendships Day 2016- Quotes, Messages, SMS, Images

We say ” Friend in Need is friend indeed “. Friendship is the biggest of the relationship one can have. So to celebrate Friendship Day, Today get ready with Special quotes, Messages, SMS, Images to share.

What is Friendship Day?

 

Friendship Day is a day for celebrating friendship. The day has been celebrated in several southern South American countries for many years, particularly in Paraguay, where the first World Friendship Day – International Friendship Day was proposed in 1958.

Why do we celebrate Friendship Day?

The tradition of dedicating a day in honour of friends began in the US in 1935. Gradually, the festival gained popularity and now the day is celebrated across the world including India. The day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. On thisday people spend time with their friends and express love for them.

How is Friendship Day celebrated all over the world?

Initially created by the greeting card industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Digital communication modes such as the Internet and mobile phones may be helping to popularize the custom, since greeting friends en masse is now easier than before. Those who promote the holiday in South Asia attribute the tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends to have originated in the U.S. in 1935, but it actually dates from 1919. The exchange of Friendship Day gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion. Source

When Friendship Day is celebrated?

 

On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 30 July as official International Friendship Day. However, some countries, including India, celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. In Oberlin, Ohio, Friendship Day is celebrated on 8 April each year.

 

Top Friendship Day Quotes, SMS, Images

 

1.The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. Hubert H. Humphrey

2.I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun. Charles R. Swindoll

3.Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. Muhammad Ali

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