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best friends foreverFriendship Day was first celebrated publicly in the US in 1935, when the first Sunday in August was proclaimed National Friendship Day.

Today, Friendship Day remains a tradition observed in many countries and cultures around the world, It is a time to celebrate our friends by recognizing that to have a good friend we must be a good friend.


When is Friendship Day 2017?

Since Friendship Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday in August, it is celebrated this year on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Observing Friendship Day includes giving gifts and tokens of affection, special party get-togethers, or just warm declarations of how important friends are to us through thick and thin, good times and bad!


Ways to celebrate Friendship Day

Friendship DayBesides expressing the love and respect you have for your friends, here are some ways to make Friendship Day an extra-special celebration:

  • Send out greeting cards or e-cards, or send small gifts of flowers or candy to brighten their day.

  • Plan a day out with friends, meet them for lunch or dinner, or treat them to a movie.

  • Invite all your friends over for a Friendship Day party - no need to wait for a birthday or holiday! Just make sure it's informal, where everyone can relax and enjoy each other's company.

  • Finally, renew old friendships by calling old friends to share a laugh, catch up on their lives, or to recall the good times you often had with them.

Recently moved to a new town or school? Learn how to make new friends by reaching out to people in your community while you remember the old saying: "Want a friend? Be a friend!"

Like to hear more famous quotes about friendship? Here are some of our favorites...


Favorite friendship quotes

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.'” ~ C. S. Lewis

"Remember, no man is a failure who has friends." ~ Clarence, in It's a Wonderful Life


also see in Holidays -> Claddagh Friendship Ring | Rakhi - Brother & Sister Day

 

More about Friendship Day around the Web:


Elsewhere on the Web, find out more about Friendship Day with links to e-cards, crafts, activities, fun facts and a bit of history to help you celebrate the day...with good friends!...

Friendship Day - Here's a major site celebrating the day in India with poems, songs, e-cards, quotes, gift suggestions and lots more ...

The Friendship Page: International Friendship Day! - Check out wall-to-wall riendship poems, quotes, songs and movies, tributes, e-card links and more, plus a very active messageboard.

American Greetings - friendship day ecards - Cute, heartfelt, and beautifully illustrated e-cards to send to friends.

Poet's Corner - Friendship - Read what poets Emily Bronte, William Wadsworth and other famous poets had to say on the subject of friendship ....

Friends and Friendship Web - An entire site devoted to the importance of making and keeping friends, setting limits on friendship, the art of conversation, avoiding toxic friendships, and more from Cyberparent.com.

International Pen Friends - Apply online to become a pen pal with thousands of other like-minded people from around the world and of all ages, colors and religions to contact via "snail mail" or e-mail.

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