Friendship Day, celebrated the first Sunday of August, is a day in honor of friends. There is not much literature on Friendship Day history as we celebrate today. However, there are numerous folktales and several instances in mythological legends that show that friends and friendship have been valued since the beginning of the civilized world.
Considering the valuable role friends play in our life, it was deemed to fit to have a day dedicated to friends and friendship. The United States Congress, in 1935, proclaimed the first Sunday of August as National Friendship Day. Since then, celebration of National Friendship Day became an annual event. The noble idea of honoring the beautiful relationship of friendship caught on with people and soon Friendship Day became a hugely popular festival.
Friendship Day began in the United States. Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in a large number of countries.
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