Happy National Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month of August every year, while International Friendship Day is officially celebrated on 30 July every year. On this day, buying gifts for friends, partying, sending special messages to friends and outings are done. Some people go out on a road trip or a distant vacation to celebrate this day.
However this time it will not be possible to do so in the ongoing lockdown due to corona infection. Apart from this, on this day, friends give each other many things like chocolates, flowers, greeting cards, friendship bands. Have you ever wondered how this day started before celebrating this special day with a friend? When did this friendship day start? Let’s tell you everything about it.
History of Friendship Day
Every year ‘Friendship Day’ celebrated on the first Sunday (Sunday) of the month of August is quite popular among the youth. Due to the increasing trend of social media, this day of friendship-yari is celebrated in a special way with great pomp. Friendship Day started in America in 1935. On the first Sunday of August, a person was killed by the US government, in whose memory and sorrow a friend committed suicide. From the same day, the government decided to celebrate the first Sunday of August as Friendship Day.
Friendship Day Stories
It is said that a merchant started this day in the year 1930. This businessman, named Joe Hall, set a day for all people in which two friends could celebrate each day by giving cards to each other. To celebrate this special day, that businessman had chosen the day of August 2. Later, many countries in Europe and Asia decided to celebrate Friendship Day, carrying on this tradition.
It is said that on 20 July 1958, Dr. Raman Artemio proposed the idea of celebrating friendship day with his friends during a dinner party. After this incident in Paraguay, special attention was paid to the tradition of celebrating Friendship Day in the world. In Paraguay, Friendship Day is celebrated with great vigor. Initially, greeting cards were encouraged to be given to their friends on this day.
Happy International Friendship Day
Friendship Day is celebrated on different days in different countries around the world. On 27 April 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 30 July as International Friendship Day. However, Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August in many South Asian countries including India. Friendship Day is celebrated on April 8 in Orblin, Ohio.