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Why Friendship Day is celebrated?

Updated on: 06 August,2023 09:47 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Friendship Day is celebrated to appreciate the special bond of friendship between individuals. The day is dedicated to expressing love, and gratitude, towards friends

Why Friendship Day is celebrated?

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Friendship Day is celebrated to appreciate the special bond of friendship between individuals. The day is dedicated to expressing love, and gratitude, towards friends.


The Friendship Day celebration strengthens the relationships between two people.


The concept of Friendship Day originated in the United States in 1935 when the U.S. Congress proclaimed the first Sunday of August as National Friendship Day.


Friendship Day gained popularity in the 20th century due to the efforts of Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark Cards. Hall proposed the idea of dedicating a day to friends by celebrating friendships and introduced Friendship Day cards in America in the 1930s. Since then, Friendship Day has been embraced by people worldwide as an occasion to express gratitude towards friends and for their presence in their lives.

The celebration of Friendship Day varies across different cultures and countries.

Some friends celebrate this day by exchanging gifts, sending messages and greeting cards, organizing get-togethers, and spending time with each other.

It is known as a day when people make an extra effort to reach out to their friends, appreciate their support, and strengthen the bond they share.

Here are some messages that you can share with your friends this Friendship Day:

- Happy Friendship Day
- A true friend is someone who knows all your flaws but still loves you. Happy Friendship Day
- Cheers to our everlasting friendship
Friends are like the stars that light up our path and make it more meaningful
- Wishing you a very Happy Friendship Day
- You are like the color, fragrance, and happiness in my life. Thank you for being part of my life
- Life becomes more beautiful when we have friends who support us through thick and thin
- Thank you for always being there for me. Happy Friendship Day
- Friendship is about being there for each other during tough times. Thank you for being my rock
- Thank you for being the greatest gift in my life
- Distance may separate us, but our friendship knows no boundaries
- This Friendship Day, sending you warm wishes and virtual hugs

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