Friends can be defined as an all-time available person. They are those who stand by you in your difficult times. You don’t need any verbal communication to understand each other. Therefore, it is a bond that everyone develops before engaging themselves in any kind of intimacy.
Friends are the ones who always endure affection, esteem, intimacy, and trust. It’s a mutual affection that binds people together through different phases of life. Having good friends is a blessing that each one of us craves. It’s the day that specially belongs to the people we refer to as friends.
The friendship day first started in Paraguay in 1958 by Dr Ramon Artemio Bracho having dinner with his friends in Puerto Pinasco, a town on the River Paraguay. So on this day, the World Friendship Crusade was born and the beginning of International Friendship Day. The founder of Hallmark cards, Joyce Hall, in 1930 proposed a day when people should celebrate friendship.
Initially, friendship day was celebrated by sharing greeting cards. But in this century of the digital world, it is possible to send a text message, video, and images related to friendship.
Day. In 1998, the United Nations named ‘Winnie the Pooh’ as the World Ambassador for Friendship. Previously, the Friendship band was really popular in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and parts of South America.
The day for friendship day varies from country to country. In India, it is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month of August and, luckily, this year the date falls on August 1.
According to the United Nations, July 30 is celebrated as International Day of Friendship to inspire communities to come together. This day is marked as the journey of being strangers to nurturing an inseparable bond like friendship.
Messages & Quotes:
The circle of friendship is a place of warmth and caring, where people come together for listening and sharing.
A place of kindness and trust, a place of tears and laughter too. I’m glad to share that circle with a special friend like you. Beth Stuckwisch
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of life. La Fontaine
There would be many things to follow, as our friendship has many things. And so much of them reminds me of the happiness our friendship brings. Julie Hebert, Things Of Remembrance
My heart is overflowing with memories we share . . . Your friendship and kindness are beyond compare.
Friendship like ours doesn’t solve life challenges but because of our friendship I know the challenges are not mine alone. C Sampson
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Miracle of Friendship – There is a miracle called friendship that dwells within the heart and you don’t know how it happens or when it gets to start. . . But the happiness it brings you always gives a special lift, and you realize that friendship. . . is God’s most precious gift!
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy and dividing our grief. Joseph Addison
On this Friendship Day keep in mind the power of your smile, it is the first step in making new friends. Catherine Pulsifer
If you have two friends in your lifetime, you’re lucky. If you have one good friend, you’re more than lucky.