Friendship day

Friendship day is celebrated on 1s t Sunday of august every year. This year 5 aug  will be celebrated as friendship day. Friendship day is celebrated enthusiastically and joyously among youngsters. This day cherishes  the  bonding between friends as the most  lovable and trustworthy relation. Friendship is a strong bond of affection and a relation of caring and sharing  which stands on the strong pillars of trust and is based upon mutual understanding.

 5th August 2012 is Friendship Day


The idea of friendship day was originally proposed by Joyce Hall, founder of hallmark cards in 1919 . But this idea could not gain momentum and died early(in Europe).

Then in 1935, US congress decided to dedicate a day in the honour of friends, hence 1st Sunday of august was established as friendship day. Since then ,this day is celebrated with great zest and zeal.Later in 1998, Nane Annan, wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, named Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations

Winnie the pooh

Winnie the pooh

How it is celebrated

Friendship day is an occasion  to let your friends know  how much they are needed and loved. This day calls for celebration with friends by spending some quality time with them.

Traditionally friendship day is celebrated by exchanging gifts like friendship bands, flowers , chocolates,  soft Toys, greeting cards and many more. These gifts let them know that though they are not in contact but they will remain an important part of your life.

At Last ,never let the spirit of friendship fade. As true friends are hard to find, so always take care of your true friends, never let any conflict grow between you and your friend, and  devote some time to maintain a forever relation .


Gifting ideas

  • Though pink and yellow roses can be gifted to friends but yellow rose is considered to be the official flower for friendship day as yellow is the color of friendship, joy,  friendship.

Popular Friendship Day Flowers-

  • Bell Flower (Small white) – Gratitude
  • Camellia – I admire you / you are perfect in every way
  • Carnation (Pink) – I’ll never forget you
  • Daffodil – I send my regards / you are the only one for me
  • Lily (Yellow) – Thank you for everything
  • Periwinkle (Blue) – Beginning of friendship
  • Rose (Pink) – For my friend
  • Rose (Yellow) – Friendship


friendship day

friendship day

  •  Besides flowers, wrist bands are the popular one among youth. Colorful bands with different quotes like ‘friends forever’, ‘forget me not’ are considered best.





  •    The  other gifts include soft toys, chocolates, photoframes, and many more.
soft toys

soft toys





Friendship day messages

Whether the day is good or bad,
Whether I’m feeling happy or sad,
If I have a need, you’ll comprehend;
You’ll be there to share and be a friend.

Other people may fill my day,
But never in such an important way;
We support each other ‘round all life’s bends,
It feels so good that we are friends.



                                                                 Life is like a garden

And friendship like a flower,
That blooms and grows in beauty
With the sunshine and the shower.

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little much of letters and phone calls presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.

You are a shelter
From life’s frequent storm;
Like a comfortable blanket;
You keep me snug, safe and warm.

You’re a light in the window
When everything’s dark;
You’re a trip to the circus,
A romp in the park.

Like a bright, sunny summer,
You are joy without end;
And I’m so very privileged
To call you my friend.



Sometimes in life,
you find a special friend;
Someone who changes your life
just by being part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh
until you can’t stop;
Someone who makes you believe
that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you
that there really is an unlocked door
just waiting for you to open it.
This is Forever Friendship.


So, celebrate  friendship day with great zeal and fervor and make your best buddies now their importance in your life.

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