International Friendship Day occurs annually on the first Sunday in August (August 5 in 2012) and is celebrated around the globe, particularly since the advent of the Internet, social networking, and cell phones have made it much easier to celebrate this special holiday with friends no matter where they may be in the world.
“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.”
First proposed in 1919, Friendship Day had largely been abandoned by the 1940s in the United States, but Asian countries like Bangladesh, India, and Malaysia continued to celebrate this special day for friends. With the rise of digital communication, Friendship Day became more popular in many other countries, including the U.S. and South America.
People celebrate Friendship Day by exchanging cards, gifts, flowers, and most recently, hand woven and creative friendship bracelets.
In 2011, the United Nations proclaimed an International Day of Friendship.
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