Happy Friendship Day 2018: Because of the social life, a man cannot live alone. A man needs love and support in his life. Besides blood relations, the relationship of friendship is such, which we always give importance. Freinds are a vital part of our life. They support us at each and every step and helps to solve the problems of life. In order to celebrate the feeling of friendship, a special day is dedicated to it. On the first Sunday of August, we celebrate friendship’s day. Besides the value of friendship, you must know the value of this day too. Let’s discuss why do we celebrate friendship’s day. (Also read:
Happy Friendship Day 2018: Amazing things related to friendship’s day
- Who started the friendship day?
- When is friendship day celebrated?
- A day of friendship in India
Who started the friendship day?
The day of friendship is an effort by Joyce Hall. In 1930, Joyce Hall celebrated the friendships day for the very first time. He is an American businessman and the founder of Hallmark cards. He is popularly known as J.C Hall. In 1930, friendship’s day was celebrated by exchanging cards with each other. But soon, the people realised it was a strategy to increase the sale of greeting cards. In 1940, this practice was stopped.
After that, on 20th July 1958, the International Friendship Day took birth. In Prague, during a dinner party, Ramon Artemio Bracho introduced the idea of World Friendship Crusade. This foundation worked to initiate the friendship amongst people. Since then, in Prague and many other countries, 20th July is celebrated as Friendship Day.
When is friendship day celebrated?
Friendship day is celebrated on different days in different countries. 27th April 2011 an assembly in United Nations, declared 30th July as International Friendship day. Though, countries like India and America celebrates friendship’s day on the first Sunday of August. In countries like Oberlin and Ohio, 8th April is celebrated as friendship day. However, in Brazil and Argentina, 20th July is declared as Friendship’s day.
A day of friendship in India
Like America, in India too, the friendship’s day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. This year, the friendship falls on 5th of August 2018. However, last week it was on 6th August.
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Celebrate this friendship’s day with your friends with a great zeal. You can read this article in Hindi as well.