Sunday, August 2, 2009

Happy International Friendship Day! :)

International Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935.[Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries. On this day people spend time with their friends and express love for them. Exchange of Friendship Day Gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion.

The United States Congress, in 1935, proclaimed the first Sunday of August as National Friendship Day. Since then, celebration of National Friendship Day became an annual event.


Via Wikipedia ---> en.wikipedia.org

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1 comment:

Ms.Traveling Pants said...

I had no idea that this holiday existed. Well it is only 3 pm EDT time, so I have time to at least celebrate a bit of Friendship Day.
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