International Friendship Day falls on the first Sunday of August and is celebrated worldwide every year. This year it is on August 1. The tradition was initiated in the year 1935 in the US. Friendship Day is completely dedicated to friends.
On Friendship Day, people make it a point to visit their friends and spend quality time with each other. They gift them with presents, flowers and the friendship ‘band’ which are supposed to be tied on the wrist is the most important element and holds popularity in India and Nepal, mainly.
Winnie the Pooh was announced the ambassador of friendship all over the world in the year 1997.
The day mainly is celebrated to honour the bond of friendship that does not understand class or social standing of a person, that does not differentiate between caste, creed and religion or the colour of a person. It is a pure bonding between the hearts.
People can SMS or e-mail messages or e- greeting cards to their friends from the many websites that provide the facility.