Friendship Day in India 2020, When is Friendship Day 2020? Get Important Date, History of Friendship day & Special Quotes and Wishes Here!

Friendship Day in India 2020, On 2 August 2020, Friendship day is celebrated to show friends their importance and to show love, care, and all other feelings for our friends. This day is traditionally celebrated to make this day special for us and our friends. Read more about Friendship Day 2020, History of Friendship Day, how to celebrate Friendship Day & Quotes in this article.

Felix P | Updated Jan 23, 2021 05:48 AM

Friendship Day in India 2020, When is Friendship Day 2020? Get Important Date, History of Friendship day & Special Quotes and Wishes Here!

Friendship Day 2020

Friendship Day is one of the most awaited celebration & day of the year. Friendship Day is dedicated to friends and the spirit of friendship. Friendship day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August month every year. Friendship Day 2020 falls on 2nd August this year.

Friendship day celebration began in 1935. Friendship day 2020 aims to celebrate and practice strong bond and dedication towards one another without any differences in terms of caste, colour, race, and culture. Holy books including the Bible, Mahabharata suggested Friendship is the most pious bond of human beings. Friendship is based on faith, trust, and companionship. Friendship bond is unbreakable. 

What is the History of Friendship day?

The history of Friendship Day began with the idea of Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark Cards in the 1920s. Friendship day was proposed to celebrate and honour the Friendship Day on 2nd August by sending greeting cards and other items as the holiday celebrations. One story says that the idea of celebrating Friendship day was further promoted by the greeting card National Association during the 1920s but was not taken in a healthy spirit as it reflected the commercial gimmick to promote the greeting cards in the name of Friendship Day. 

The day was then officially initiated by the United States (US) Congress that decided to dedicate the Friendship day in the honor of friends. It is not known what were the reasons that went for initiating the day. It is said that after the First World War hostilities, mistrust, and hatred between countries were increased and was leading to another imminent battle. At this time, there was a greater need for friendship and camaraderie among nations & among individuals.

Therefore, the US Congress made the decision to designate the first Sunday of the month of August as Friendship Day. It was formally proclaimed in the year 1935. The day was officially declared as a holiday dedicated to the honour of friends & friendship. After this, the celebration of National Friendship Day became an annual event. The idea of celebrating & honoring the beautiful relationship of friendship became famous with the people, particularly among the youngsters all over the US. Later, Friendship Day became a highly popular festival. The celebration of Friendship Day was not limited to the US alone. With time, several other countries adopted the tradition of dedicating a day to the cause of friendship. Many nations joined in the celebration and Friendship Day soon became International Friendship Day.

What is Friendship? 

Friendship can be referred to as a close association between two people marked by feelings of respect, care, admiration, concern, and love. Friendship can not be defined absolutely. Friendship Day may be different in flavour. It is not possible for all friends to meet up during the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing lockdown. The special day might, however, begin with a message that says how much you care. But, some of  the common traits of friendship includes:

  • A degree of commitment, both to the friendship and to the other person's well-being

  • An interest or desire to have regular contact with the other person. The regular contact could occur once every two days or once every two years.

  • Deep concern, Mutual trust, and compassion.

  • Shared interests, opinions, beliefs, or hobbies.

  • Having Shared knowledge about the lives of one another, emotions, fears, or interests.

  • Feelings of love, respect, admiration, or appreciation.

What is the Significance of Friendship Day?

The importance of harmonious friendships is signified by the Friendship Day. The day ultimately aims to help to promote love & peace among human beings. Friends are those with whom people share their joys and sorrows. Friends guide us and help to sail through the highs and lows of life. This is why there is a special day to honour these individuals who are such an important part of our lives.

In 1997, the United Nations (UN) named “Winnie - the Pooh”, the famous cartoon character as the world's Ambassador of Friendship. In many other countries, the Friendship Day festival has been greatly commercialized.

How is the Friendship Day Celebrated?

Traditionally, Friendship day is celebrated worldwide to honour the true friendship that causes peace & love among the people. The Friendship day is celebrated in many ways. Celebrations on Friendship day include:

  • Meeting with friends

  • Exchanging of cards, flowers, and gifts

  • Social & cultural organizations celebrate Friendship Day by hosting programs and get-togethers

  • People handover roses, especially pink and yellow roses.

  • Special performances by rock bands are organized in countries like the US to enhance the jubilations

  • The very famous and most common thing that is associated with the day is "Friendship Band", the modern-day token of friendship that friends gift to one another to form an everlasting bond. Girls use friendship bracelets instead of conventional friendship wristbands.

  • People plan trips and party on a special day

How to Celebrate Friendship Day 2020 Amid COVID-19?

To honour all the true friendship in the world, people celebrate the day amid the COVID-19 pandemic. You can celebrate the Friendship day by:

  • Send them warm greeting virtually

  • Send your friend flowers

  • Call your friend and tell your friend how much you appreciate them

  • Plan a trip

  • Throw a party

  • Share a meal with your friend

  • Cheers your friend with some champagne

  • Present them with their most favourite gifts

  • Lend your friend a helping hand

  • Share a photo collage of you and your friend on social media

  • Start a tradition with your friend

Friendship day - Quotes

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is by far the best ending for one. - Oscar Wilde 

The best mirror is an old friend. - George Herbert

"Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price. " - Saint Jerome c.342-420, Croatian Christian Ascetic, Schola 

"Books like friends should be few and well-chosen." - Joineriana

"Silence is the true friend that never betrays." - Confucius 

"We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need." - Epicurus

"A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother." - Homer

"Without friends, no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods." - Aristotle

"A faithful friend is the medicine of life." - Apocrypha

I hope we remain friends until we die - and then I hope we remain ghost friends.

If I send you my ugly selfies, our friendship is real.

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.

It's hard to find a friend who is loving, caring, smart, gorgeous, and funny. You got really lucky.

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. Thanks for being a great friend.

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.

You're going to be my best friend forever. You already know too much. 

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.

Friendship is the purest of all relation. If you ever find a friend who is true and honest, be thankful and don’t ever let him go. Happy Friendship Day to all

Friendship Day Wishes

Thank you for never letting me do the stupid things alone. This just proves what great friend you are for me. Happy Friendship Day to you!

My life would be so boring without you, for all the tolerance you have shown with me, all the love, I just want to thank you for being my best friend. Happy Friendship day!

On this day, I promise to you that I will never let you become lonely in life. I will keep disturbing you like I have been doing since the first day of our friendship!

It is very difficult to express my feeling for you in just a few words. You are special and the most beautiful thing that happened to me. Though I may not show my feeling but still love you all very much. Here’s wishing all my friends a Happy Friendship Day!

A good friend will always encourage you to move on in life. But a best friend will help you move a dead body and then encourage you to move on in life. Happy Friendship Day!

Let us put aside all of the small problems involving us and let us embrace each other using a smile and the very same feelings of friendship. Because, my friend, today is friendship day!

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Friendship day - FAQs

1. What are the fun things to do on Friendship Day?

Do the following thing and make Friendship day 2020 a memorable one:

  • Write a poem about your friendship & friend
  • Make friendship bracelets
  • Plan a dinner party
  • Host a movie or TV marathon
  • Take a day trip
2. Do Indians celebrate Friendship Day?

Yes, Indians celebrate Friendship Day. The day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year in India.

3. When does the United Nation celebrate International Friendship day?

The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year. The UN has a special day to promote the concept of friendships across diverse backgrounds and cultures.

4. How to celebrate friendship anniversary?

If you & your friend are celebrating the friendship anniversary, then you can:

  • Send a Heartfelt Note to Celebrate Friendship Day
  • Plan a Day Out to Celebrate Friendship
  • Celebrate Beautiful Friendship with a Self-Care Package
  • Share a meal with you bestie