Friendship Day is celebrated in India on the first Sunday of August. However, this year, people are celebrating Happy Friendship Day on August 5. The first World Friendship Day was proposed by World Friendship Crusade in 1958.
On April 27, 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) declared July 30 as official International Friendship Day.
However, India celebrates Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. In Oberlin, Ohio, Friendship Day is celebrated on April 8 each year. In honour of Friendship Day in 1998, Nane Annan, wife of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, named Winnie the Pooh as the world's 'Ambassador of Friendship' at the UN.
Here's when Friendship Day is celebrated around the world:
Argentina: July 20
Bolivia: July 23
Brazil: July 20
Colombia: Second Saturday of March
Ecuador: July 14
Estonia: July 14
Finland: July 30
India: August's first Sunday
Malaysia: August's first Sunday
Mexico: July 14
Pakistan: July 19
Spain: July 20
Uruguay: July 20
United States: February 15
Venezuela: July 14
Friendship Day 2020 is a time to take a bit more effort and tell your friends what they mean to you. The day is celebrated by exchanging wishes and gifts among friends.
Here is a list of beautiful quotes/messages on national friendship day:
1. Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which strengthens with the setting sun of life.
2.A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
3.There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
4.Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
5.Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
6.Only a true best friend can protect you from your immortal enemies.
7.If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky.
8.There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.
9.Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.
10.If you have good friends, no matter how much life sucks , they can make you laugh.
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