Friendship day was originally founded by Hallmark in 1919. It was intended to be a day for people to celebrate their friendship by sending each other cards, but by 1940 the market had dried up, and eventually, it died out completely. However, in 1998 Winnie the Pooh was named the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations (believe it or not!), and in April 2011 the United Nations officially recognised 30th July as International Friendship Day; although most countries celebrate on the first Sunday of August!

According to the Friendship Day declaration, we are invited to “observe this day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and regional communities, including through education and public awareness-raising activities”.

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Friends are the most valuable part of our life ,but how many of us know the history of the special day “Friendship Day”?
Feeling ashamed,i guess…it’s okay…you can now know by checking it out here:
https://bit.ly/2zkgbmM

PARTHA PRATIM DAS SHARMA
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PARTHA PRATIM DAS SHARMA

Realy nice information about friendship day thanks buddy

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According to many other sources, Friendship Day for 2018 is on… Monday, 30 July

reha
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Wish you all a very happy Friendship day

Quick Facts

Dates
First Sunday of August
4th August, 2019
5th August, 2018
6th August, 2017
7th August, 2016
Founded by
United Nations
Websites
Official Site
Hashtag
#FriendshipDay