Friendship Day 2021: Friendship Day is celebrated with enthusiasm all over the world. On this eve, everyone congratulates and wishes their friends in special ways. Friendship Day is celebrated as a festival amongst the youth in India too. Friendship Day will be celebrated across the country on August 1 this year.
Let us tell you how Friendship Day began to be celebrated. Friendship Day is a celebration of the strong relationship of love and respect between friends. We all share a special and different kind of emotional bond with our friends. Friendship is all about love, concern, sharing and selflessness.
History of Friendship Day
Celebrated as a symbol of friendship, this day began in the year 1919, thanks to the founder of Hallmark Cards, Joyce Hall. Back then, people used to send Friendship Day cards to their friends. This process which started in those days still goes on today. However, July 30 was formally declared as International Friendship Day (World Friendship Day) by the United Nations in 2011.
Friendship Day is said to have originated from the United States of America back in the 1960’s. Back then, friendship bands were tied in political rallies, an activity which has since transformed into friends tying each other friendship bands on this day.
Friendship Day nowadays seems incomplete without stylish and trendy friendship bands. Quirky and designer friendship bands are selling like hot cakes in the market today. Alphabet style friendship bands are considered as the most popular amongst them. Apart from this, options like Angel Band, Star Band, Heart Band, Double Chain Band, Pumpkin Band, Christmas Tree Band are quite popular in the market too.
Gift your friends these things
Friends give each other gifts to make their Friendship day special. People usually keep thinking about what to give as a gift to a friend. Here are some things that a large number of people gift each other on the day of Friendship Day. These include friendship bands, graphic t-shirts, coffee mugs, framed pictures of memorable moments. Sometimes friends take each other out for coffee or a meal.