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IN Lifestyle ON 07 Aug, 2016
Friendship Day is a day to celebrate your friendship and freedom which you enjoy with your buddies. This day has been celebrated in several South American countries for many years. Do you know when and where the first World Friendship Day was proposed? Well , it was in Paraguay in the year 1958. Friendship day is a day to enjoy a relationship called friendship which is in some ways greater than any other relationship you share.
One question which always strikes me on Friendship Day is that - Why do we celebrate it on the first Sunday of August?
With the devastating effects of First World War coming up and an increase in hostilities, mistrust, and hatred between countries there was hatred everywhere and revenge was what everyone had on their minds. Friendship needed to spread.
After the 1st World War there was a greater need for friendship not only among nations but also among individuals.
In 1997 the United Nations named Winnie The Pooh as the world's Ambassador of Friendship.
The making of Friendship bracelets originated in Central America and since then Friendship Day is half-done without the Friendship bracelet.
We have answers for the all the questions related to Friendship day but the bigger question is still there - " Why is it celebrated on the 1st Sunday of August.
It was in 1935 that the Congress decided to dedicate a day in the honor of friends and this is how 1st Sunday of August was decided to be the day to celebrate friendship.
Happy Friendship Day to all of you.