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National Friendship Day

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About National Friendship Day

When is National Friendship Day? This holiday is celebrated on the first Sunday in August

Friendship Day is a day to nurture relationships, new and old. Spend the day and night with any or all of your friends doing the things you like to do. That makes it a really easy and fun day to celebrate.

Start the day by getting in touch with some old friends. Start early. Chances are that your friends know it’s Friendship Day. You want to beat them to the punch and contact them first. Phone calls, emails, and Ecards are great tools.  See if you can make plans for lunch with a friend today, or some other day (soon).

Then, catch up with some of your current pals and buddies. Make sure to do some interesting things with them before the day is through. As you go through the day, be ever-vigilant to spot an opportunity to make a new friend. Finding new friends today is a real feather in your cap.

One thing is for certain…… if you put your all into the spirit of Friendship Day, you will have a great, great day.

Happy Friendship Day to all of my friends and to people all over the world!  

How to Celebrate National Friendship Day

Are you ready to have fun with your friend? That’s exactly what this day is about. Here are some ideas:

  • Hang out with them.
  • Do things you all like to do together.
  • Have a party. Who’s bringing the snacks?
  • Are some of your friends out of town? Call them.
  • Give a small gift or card to your best buddy.
  • Count your blessings. They are your friends.
  • Make plans in stay in touch.
  • Strive to improve your relationship with all of your friends.

Today's Quote

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the Limo. But, what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – – Oprah Winfrey

History and Origin of National Friendship Day

In 1935, the United States Congress, proclaimed the first Sunday of August as National Friendship Day. Following the popularity and success of Friendship Day in US, several other countries adopted the tradition of dedicating a day to friends. Friendship Day is celebrated by several countries around the world.

In 1997, the United Nations named Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship.

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