International Friendship Day - Sunday, 4th August 2019

Friendship Day is celebrated on Sunday, 4th August 2019 this year.

There are many other festivals are celebrated across the world for many different reasons. Around the year, religious festivals such as Diwali, Christmas, Bakrid, Ramzan, are celebrated by people, belongs to those specific religions.

But there are few festivals that are celebrated across the world by people despite religions, countries, etc.

Friendship day is one among them. It is very rare to see a person without a friend. Friendship is a beautiful relationship, that every human share.

History of Friendship Day

Friendship day is a popular celebration in several South American countries since it was first proposed in 1958 in Paraguay as the 'International Friendship Day'.

The day was promoted by Greeting Card companies and then the social networks such as twitter, facebook, etc helped to spread the celebrations across the world, especially India, Malaysia, Bangladesh, etc.

Those who promote the holiday in South Asia attribute the tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends to have originated in the United States in 1935, but it actually dates from 1919.

The 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.

Friendship Day Wishes, Quotes & Images

It is popular to share greeting cards, images and quotes between friends on this day. We have collected 890+ of images/messages for you to share with friends. Also, you can use them as your social network profile picture, Whatsapp DP picture, Whatsapp Status, etc.

Sharing is caring. Please share this page to help friends spread friendship with everyone easily.

Happy Friendship Day Friends!

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