History of Friendship Day

 Considering the valuable role friends play in our life it was deemed to fit to have a day dedicated to friends and friendship. The tradition of celebrating Friendship Day began in 1935 when the US Congress decided to dedicate a day in the honor of friends. With the devastating effects of the First World War still showing and increasing hostilities, mistrust and hatred between countries providing the perfect conditions for another imminent battle, there was a greater need for friendship and camaraderie not only among nations but also among individuals.

         Hence, the US Congress decided to designate the first Sunday of the month of August as Friendship Day and with a formal proclamation in 1935, officially declared the occasion a holiday dedicated in the honour of friends and friendship.Today, Friendship Day is enthusiastically celebrated by several countries across the world including India.

Importance of friendship day

In our life friends are one of the most valuable people. Having a good friend with whom we can share our feelings and problems will make our life happy and worth living. We can thank all our friends and tell them how much their support and friendship mean with us. Friendship day is a right occasion and opportunity to express our gratitude, or to tell them how important they are.

Celebrating friendship day

Now as per these days, Friendship Day is celebrated with a lot of fanfare and great expenses. Just as in US and several other countries, the festival has been greatly commercialized. The popular customs of Friendship Day includes handing over roses, especially the pink and yellow ones. A highly popular thing associated with the day is the well-known Friendship Band. Friendship bands are favorite items for youngsters and are available in stores all over the country. Girls go in for friendship bracelets instead of the conventional friendship wristbands. However much the ways of celebration have changed, but the basic idea behind the occasion remains the same.

Gifts for friendship day

Friendship itself is the most important gift for friendship day. It all depends on the taste and temperament of you or your friends. Starting from small ones it may be anything that, you think, will reflect the spirit of the occasion in its best way. A well chosen floral bouquet to honor your friendship will do wonder. Make your friend a tape of all the songs that define your friendship. If you can't manage it gift a cassette or CD that you like to dedicate to the occasion. In case you are finding it hard to decide a perfect Friendship Gift for your best friend, here some popular Friendship Day Gift ideas just for you.

Friendship Bands

Friendship Band is one of the most popular Friendship Gift. Many colorful friendship bands hit the stores much ahead of Friendship Day. Instead of wristbands, one can go for the friendship bracelets which come in attractive designs for both boys and girls. This friendship band works as token of your love. Just you need to do is log on to www.giftagift.com and select the gift you would like to gift your friend


Flowers are the best way to convey emotions and hence they make a wonderful gift for friends. You must choose your friends favorite flower. In case your friend does not have