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 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