Wednesday, August 4, 2010

" Happy Friendship Day ! "

For some people friendship is everything and every person has some view about friendship. A famous quote by Anais Nin says: “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”

Friendship day is the day of celebrations of the most warm feelings of the heart: Friendship. It is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year. Friendship day 2010 is on 1st of August.

It was in 1935 when the idea of dedicating a day in honor of friends was conceived. US Congress proclaimed that there should be some day dedicated to friendship. They chose it to be the first Sunday of August. This charming idea was joyfully accepted by several other countries across the world. Since then friendship day has become an annual day for reflecting on sacred feeling of friendship.

Here are a few interesting facts about Friendship day:
*The United Nations named Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship in 1997.

*Women’s Friendship Day is on the 3rd Sunday of September. So, dear girls, do not forget to celebrate this special day.

*International Friendship month is February.

*The 3rd week of May is called Old friends, New friends week.

*Dia del Amigo is Spanish Friendship day that is celebrated every year on July 20.

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