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Friendship Day

Friendship Day

 

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 including India.

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.

Friendship Day celebrations occur on different dates in different countries.

The first World Friendship Day was proposed for 30 July in 1958, by the World Friendship Crusade.

On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 30 July as official International Friendship Day.

However, some countries, including India, celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August.

In Oberlin, Ohio, Friendship Day is celebrated on 8 April each year.



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