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Friendship Day: Your Friend is your Treasure

Friendship Day: Your Friend is your Treasure
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Friendship Day is celebrated across the world to celebrate the amazing relation called friendship. It is a time to say ‘I Care’. It is the perfect occasion to recollect sweet memories of the time spent together.

True friends are difficult to find, so if you have one, make sure that you let your friend know on this day how much they mean to you.

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” 

— Bernard Meltzer.

When is Friendship Day?

It is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year. This year 2016, it will be celebrated on 7th August. The Day started as a small event, to honour the relation shared by friends. Today, it has become a grand festival. Over the passing years, the festivities related to Friendship Day have become even more colourful. The exchange of gifts, flowers, friendship bands and greeting cards has become an important part, rather, a tradition of this Day.

What is friendship?

Do you have a friend who has always stood by you?

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Have you shared the feeling of oneness with your childhood friend?

Friendship is stronger than any other bond. If you have a true friend, make sure to maintain the friendship. Friendship also requires care and attention and needs to be nurtured. We must therefore never lose an opportunity to express our feelings and love to our friends. Let the friendship evolve!

Turn your back on friendship, and you will find yourself isolated. But cultivate the relationship, and you will reap benefits.

True friendship stands the test of time. You may be separated by physical boundaries and distances but when your best friend calls, you can transcend any boundary.

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Some time ago, I got in touch with my school friend, whom I had last seen about 10 years ago. Family considerations, college and personal goals drifted us apart. Time brought many changes within us also. But we took no time to reconnect after the long gap of 10 years. It seemed as if not years but only days have passed away. It was almost as if time stood still, and we were once again back to our school days.

Childhood friends share a special bond. They have known us before we became worldly wise. They were with us when we unmasked our fears and failings. They accepted us for who we are, not who we would grow up to be. I cherish my childhood friendships the most. They are the friends with whom you don’t have to hide away your true self.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out – Walter Winchell Click To Tweet

History of Friendship Day 

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In view of the important role friends play in our life it was deemed to fit to have a day dedicated to friends and friendship. The United States Congress, in 1935, proclaimed first Sunday of August as the National Friendship Day. Since then, celebration of National Friendship Day became an annual event.

Following the popularity and success of Friendship Day in US, several other countries adopted the tradition of dedicating a day to friends. Today, Friendship Day is celebrated by several countries across the world including India.

In 1997, the United Nations named Winnie – the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship.

Ways to celebrate Friendship Day

Ways to celebrate Friendship Day

Friendship Day is the time to let your friends know that how much they are needed and loved. The day calls for celebrations and enjoyment in the company of closed pals and chums!! Here are some Friendship Day celebration ideas just for you. So go ahead and have a fabulous and over-the-top Friendship Day celebration!

 1. Organize a Party

The most special way to celebrate Friendship Day is to organize a party for your new friends and old and have a blast. However, this idea needs a little planning. Once all the preparations are done, call up your buddies and just have your fling!

2. Camping

Going out for a camp is a great way to check out on your favorite outdoor sports such as trekking, beach volleyball, basketball, swimming and much with your best buddies. Have an action-packed Friendship Day celebration!

A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself Click To Tweet

3. Share your Thoughts and Views

For most of us the best way to celebrate the Day is to have a heart-to-heart talk with a soul mate. Sharing everything with your friend and catching up with each other’s life is a comforting way of celebrating Friendship Day.

4. Recollect Memories

Another way to celebrate the Day is to make an album of your most cherished and special moments spent together. This will be the most touching Friendship Day celebration for you and your friend.

5. Make a Poster

Yet another amazing and creative idea is to create a poster on Friendship Day. For instance you may paint your name and your friend’s on it artistically and revel in the joy when your friend flashes that million-dollar smile.

Also Read: How does Friendship affect your Health?

Friendship Day Gift Ideas

Friendship Day Gift Ideas

Friendship Day Gifts plays a very important role in strengthening the relationship you share with your loved ones. Friendship Gifts must therefore be selected with love and care. Here some popular Friendship Day Gift ideas just for you.

  • Friendship Band is one of the most popular Friendship Gift. Instead of the conventional wristbands, you can opt for the friendship bracelets which come in attractive designs for both boys and girls.
  • Flowers are the best and the easiest way to convey emotions and hence they make a wonderful gift for friends.
  • Cute and attractive show pieces are another extremely popular Friendship Day Gift.
  • Chocolates make a yummy and delicious Friendship Day gift for foodies.
  • Soft Toys are a cute Friendship gift. They are especially appreciated by girls.
  • Photo frames and photo albums are a much sought after Friendship Day Gift.
  • Books make a thoughtful Friendship Gift idea for friends fond of reading.

20 Best Friendship Day Quotes

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Feel the essence and worth of true friendship with best Friendship Day quotes. Share them with your friends and raise a toast to your undying love.

1. “Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.”– Elbert Hubard

2. “True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.” – Charles Caleb Colton

3. “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.” – Anais Nin

4. “My friends are my estate.” – Emily Dickinson

5. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell

6. “A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” – Len Wein

7. “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” – Unknown

8. “A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself.” – Unknown

9. “Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus

10. “A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more.” – Unknown

11. “Everyone is a friend, until they prove otherwise.” – Unknown

12. “Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.” – Oscar Wilde

13. “Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.” – Mary Catherwood

14. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C. S. Lewis

15. “Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life.” – Unknown

16. “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” – Abraham Lincoln

17. “The love of my life is the love between friends.” – Unknown

18. “To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy…” – Guido

19. “Friendship is like a perennial river which flows forever. It may change it’s path but will never ever dry up.” – Pinaki Prasad Mohanty

20. “Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.” – Cindy Lew

True friendship is about putting your feet up and knowing that someone is there to bail you out when the world might walk out on you. The heart-to-heart bonding is what makes friendship so special.

Happy Friendship Day to all my friends!

Comments (7)

  • Hi Sonal ,
    a beautiful post about friendship and I like the quotes.
    I like this one best:“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.” – Anais Nin
    It proved to be true ,not with every friend ,but with the one I call best friend 🙂
    This one is beautiful :“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
    Thank you
    Happy Friendship Day
    Erika
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  • Hi Sonal

    I wasn’t aware about the friendship day till today. What an awesome post and it is great to have a friend. Love the quotes and so interesting to read the history of this celeberated day. Thanks for sharing. Take Care

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      Hi Ikechi

      Friends are an important part of our life. Its the perfect time to express your love and care to them.

      Happy Friendship Day!

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  • Hi Sonal,

    What a beautiful post about friendship day…and friendships. I love the quote “A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” – Len Wein
    That is one thing that prove someone is a true friend.

    It is so great that we set aside a day for our special friends.

    -Donna
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      Hi Donna

      Yes the day is to express your love and care for your friends. Its a great day for a get together also.

      Thanks for writing in

      Have a nice day!

      Reply
  • I love your friendship day quotes, they are inspiring. I don’t think we really celebrate it here in the UK. It isn’t a day I have heard of particularly, but it may be that I just don’t mix in the right circles! Lovely idea though!

    Enjoy the journey!
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      Hi Mandy

      Here in India it is celebrated alot. Friends love to exchange gifts and tie friendship bands to each other.

      Thanks for your wonderful feedback

      Have a nice day!

      Reply

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