Every relation has its own significance, but friendship is the relation stands with its unique charm. Friendship is a kind of relation that requires a lot of honesty, trust and understanding between two people. Without friend the world is incomplete. We can say it is very difficult to imagine a life without friend. That’s why it is said that, many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
On the 1st Sunday of August, annually friendship day in India is celebrated. It is a special occasion for friends. In this day they celebrate the ties of friendship and precious bonds of togetherness. In 1958, friendship day was 1st celebrated in Paraguay. Joyce Hall was the founder of Hallmark Cards was started this day. Hall marks a day for friends. Friendship is a bond of love, care, hope, happiness, abundance and togetherness in every moment with our lives. First July 30 was designed as International Friendship day in 2011 as per the 65th UN’s session. So some countries people celebrated it on July 30 & another it was celebrated on 1st Sunday of the month of August.
In Paraguay, friendship day is celebrated on 30th July in every year. In this day Paraguay peoples giving presents to their close friends and loved ones and celebrations often take place in bars and nightclubs. In that place there is a tradition that all are prepared with small sheets of paper with names are given to all members of a group, each of them secretly selects one and on 30th July gives a present to the person on the paper. At that place it is a custom which is practiced in both school and workplaces.
The people of Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Uruguay celebrated this day on 20th July. In this occasion current and old friends are gathering and greeting each other. In Argentina, this day is celebrated as a beautiful occasion. In 2005 the amount of well-wishing messages and calls led to a breakdown of the mobile phone network in the cities of Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Cordoba and Rosario.
In India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates and United States people celebrated this day on 1st Sunday of the month of August every year. But in Pakistan this event is celebrated on July 19 annually. Like this Bolivia friendship day is celebrated on 23 July. Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela and Dominican Republic celebrate this event on 14th February as Valentine’s Day. On another hand Finland and Estonia Valentine’s day on 14th February is celebrated as Friendship day.