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Celebrate Friendship Day 2019 on August 4, Sunday

About Friendship Day

 

The idea of Friendship Day was originated by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark Cards in the year 1930. The emotions and feelings related to the friendship is difficult to be decoded. From ancient times, there has been numerous examples of friendship that have changed the entire meaning of humanity. The friendship is one such feeling which is well utilized by the writers and directors into books, literary works or movies.

Human beings are social persons and have always valued the importance of friends in their lives. To celebrate this noble feeling it was judged fit to have a day dedicated to friends and friendship. The first Sunday of August was declared as a holiday in US in honor of friends by a Proclamation made by US Congress in 1935. The World Friendship Day is being celebrated every year on the first Sunday in the month of August.

This beautiful idea of revelling Friendship Day was happily accepted by several other countries across the world. And today, many countries excluding India, celebrate the first Sunday of August as Friendship Day every year. Celebrating Friendship Day in a traditional way, people meet their friends and interchange cards and flowers to honor their friends. Plenty social and cultural organization too celebrate the occasion and mark Friendship Day by get together.

Importance of Friendship

Ø Friend Reduces stress.

Ø Friends keep you razor-sharp.

Ø Friends can help you live longer.

Ø Friends can enhancement your career.

Ø Friends can motivate you to be healthier.

Ø Friends teach you about yourself.

Ø Friends just help you feel better.

In Bible

The Bible, the leading text of the western civilization, reflects upon friendship as the bond that forms the foundation to human faith, trust and amity. In addition, there are several tales from the Old Testimony and the New Testimony about the value of friendship and how true friendship is a pearl to unearth. A noticeable point is that, both the kinds make a difference between the two broad meanings of friendship- one is a mere consociate, the other is a more affectionate relation.

In the Old Testimony, Abraham is called the “friend of God” because of the caring of his relations. The loving friendship of Ruth and Naomi, the dedication of the subordinate Hushai for David, or the mutual relation between David and Jonathan – the Old Testimony is brimming with these interesting tales of friends and friendship.

In the New Testimony, the relationship between Jesus and his disciples clearly shows how human friendship can frequently grow. From being teacher and disciple, to lord and servant their relationship finally grew to an unequalled friendship.

In Mahabharata

In the famous Hindu epic ‘Mahabharata’, Lord Krishna express the many colors of friendship – affection, romance, brotherhood, protection, guidance, affection and even teasing. Friendship is all about these and much more.

Friendship Day Celebration Ideas

 

Friendship Day is the perfect occasion to let your friends know how much they are necessary and loved. The day appeals for celebrations and enjoyment in the company of closed pals and chums!! The best way to celebrate Friendship Day would be to expend the day in a way your friendship group enjoys the most. In case you want to be creative and do something different to mark this significant day, here are some Friendship Day celebration ideas just for you. So go ahead and have a marvellous and over-the-top Friendship Day celebration!

Organize a Friendship Day Party       

The most special way to celebrate Friendship Day would be hold a party for your closest friend and have a blast. Although, this idea needs a little planning and effort as you need to decide where to party, how to party, what to include in menu, what to play on the jukebox so on and so forth. Once that’s done, call up your buddies and just have your fling!

Sharing Thoughts and Views

For many the best kind of Friendship Day celebration is possibly a heart-to-heart talk with a soul mate. Sharing everything that has mattered to you and your friend for so long and for so many days and contagious up with each others life is a relaxing way of celebrating Friendship Day.

Make a Poster

A great idea to celebrate friendship in a creative way would be to create a poster on Friendship Day. For instance you may paint your name and your friend’s name on it creatively and revel in the joy when your friend sparks that million-dollar smile.

Camping Out

Camp out can be your chance to check out on your desired sets of outdoor sports-trekking, beach volleyball, basketball, baseball, swimming, surfing and more in the company of your best buddies. Just choose a sport which your group enjoys and action-filled Friendship Day celebration !

Recollect Sweet Memories

A great way to celebrate Friendship Day in a memorable way would be make an album of your most cherished and special moments spent together. This can also be the most emotive Friendship Day activity for you and your friend as it will help you to rewind and relive your time-tested bonding.

Friendship Day Gift Ideas

Chocolates

Cakes

Flower

Friends Forever Photo Frame

Personalised Key Chains

Coffee Mug

 

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