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Friendship 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 near and far, and to recognize that "to have a friend, be a friend."

When is Friendship Day in 2024?

Friendship Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday in August. This year it is celebrated on Sunday, August 4, 2024.

friends zoom meetingWays to celebrate Friendship Day

Observing Friendship Day may often feature gifts and tokens of affection. or include special get-togethers, or just warm declarations of how important friends are to us through thick and thin, good times and bad!

Besides 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 get-together - 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, Zooming, or face-timing 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 attending community events or church gatherings. And remember the old saying, "Want a friend? Be a friend!"

Favorite friendship quotes

"A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard
to find and lucky to have." ~ Irish Proverb.

"With every true friendship, we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“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

"A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have." ~ Irish Proverb

"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." ~ Muhammad Ali

TOP TEN songs for Friendship Day

1. Bruno Mars, "Count on Me"
2. Rihanna, "Umbrella"
3. James Taylor, "You've Got a Friend"
4. The Beatles, "With a Little Help From My Friends"
5. Bill Withers, "Lean on Me"
6. Randy Newman, "You Got a Friend In Me"
7. Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight, "That's What Friends Are For"
8. Bette Midler, "Wings Beneath My Wings"
9. Andrew Gold, "Thank You for Being a Friend"
10. The Rembrandts, "I'll Be There For You"

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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



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