Today Friendship day is being celebrated in many countries including India and one of the followers of Photo Journey was not happy about no relevant post on the blog. So we thought of sharing some of the most beautiful natural gifts here for PHOTO JOURNEY Friends... A Very Happy Friendship Day !!!
When I started making this post for wishing you all Friendship Day, I also thought of making my basic clear about this special day and went through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Friendship_Day ... And it seems, Friendship day is celeberated on different days/dates in different countries. In India, it's celebrated on first Sunday on August.
Usually friends gift Flowers, Greeting Cards and Friendship bands on this special day... So we also thought of sharing some flower photographs today and hopefully will try to do something special next year :)
As expected, long time back Friendship day was created by a Greeting-Card Company. Today only we were chatting about all these days like Father's Day, Mother's Day etc. These can further be extended to Cousin's Day, Niece Day, Nephew Day... And of course GrandFather/GrandMother makes more sense :) ... I haven't googled, so some of them may have existed already...
Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935. Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries including India. On this day people spend time with their friends and express love for them. Exchange of Friendship Day Gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion. Every year new trends can be seen and most of them are brought by gift companies like Archies...
Exploring more about Friendship Day, we came across a website called - http://www.friendshipday.org/ . This Website correctly defines that special day is celebrated on 1st Sunday of August and their banner says - 1st August 2012 is Friendship Day ! - Although Indians are used to of date confusions for many of the other festivals - Holi, Diwali, Lohri etc.
some friends acknowledge each other with exchanges of gifts and cards on this day. Friendship bands are very popular in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and parts of South America. With the advent of social networking sites, Friendship Day is also being celebrated online. Nowadays it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August rather than July 30. However, on July 27, 2011 the 65th Session of the United Nations General Asambly declared July 30 as "International Day of Friendship".