Day was first celebrated publicly in the US in 1935,
when the first Sunday in August was proclaimed National Friendship
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
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
expressing the love and respect you have for your friends,
here are some ways to make Friendship Day an extra-special
out greeting cards or e-cards, or send small gifts of flowers
or candy to brighten their day.
a day out with friends, meet them for lunch or dinner, or
treat them to a movie.
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.
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
“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
Corner - Friendship - Read what poets Emily Bronte,
William Wadsworth and other famous poets had to say on the
subject of friendship ....
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