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30 July 2020 12:41

Friendship Day

July 30 marks for International Friendship Day, whereas in India it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. The much-awaited occasion takes us back to school days as our BFFs decorated our wrists with friendship bands, signed our slam books and t-shirts, making some of the best memories as a squad. And while the COVID-19 pandemic is upon us, most of us have tried to keep in touch via video calls or group chats. Here are some wishes, messages, images to share on WhatsApp, Facebook, SMS, and Instagram: Good friends are hard to find, Harder to leave, And impossible to forget! Friendship is like a perennial river which flows forever.

It may change its path but will never ever dry up. You will always be my best friend. We go together like 'cupcakes' and 'frosting'! A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more.

I am very fortunate to have you as my friend. I feel blessed to have a loving soul like you. Your grace and cheerful nature are an inspiration to me. May you have a wonderful Friendship Day! A single rose can be my garden, a single friend, my world.

It is the privilege of friendship is to talk nonsense, and have that nonsense respected. A good friendship stands the test of time. A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself. The Language of Friendship is not words but meaning. Happy Friendship Day! Friendship Day is celebrated across several countries wherein we spend the day with our BFFs who has been with us through thick and thin. International Friendship Day was first proposed in Paraguay in 1958. However, some also believe that it must have from Hallmark cards, by Joyce Hall, in 1930. Finally, it was in 2011 the United Nations that declared July 30 as officially International Friendship Day. In 1998, Nane Annan, the wife of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, declared Winnie the Pooh as the global Ambassador of Friendship at the UN. In India, the special occassion is marked in the first Sunday of August month. Although in India Friendship Day will be celebrated in the coming Sunday, August 2, on Twitter #HappyFriendshipDay #FriendshipDay are top trends. People choose to celebrate the occasion as per their own individual preferences. Some go out for dinner with besties, others send cards and yet others exchange flowers or gifts. Friendship Day is an occasion to show one's abiding loyalty to the bond of friendship. In recent years, Friendship Day has gathered momentum in India and become extremely popular thanks to smartphones and of course social media. In college campuses, universities, start-ups, IT companies across Whatsapp groups and social media platforms, Friendship Day today transcends age groups when it comes to the expression of friendship and affection. Two tier and three tier towns and cities have also been seen this change and Friendship Day, much like Valentine's Day, has become a national phenomenon. One has friends in real life and virtual life as well. Friends going back to school, college, workplaces and neighbourhoods, among others in real life and Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tinder and other channels on the virtual plane. However, this year with the COVID-19 pandemic in place, there are rules to be followed. But what's stopping us from calling our besties over video call. You might not be out partying and celebrating the day, but you can definitely have late night gossips with your friends over video or voice calls and also send them gifts through online websites. Have a look at how people are celebrating it on social media: International Friendship Day is celebrated on July 30 every year by the United Nations General Assembly. The day is celebrated keeping in mind the idea that friendships between communities, countries, individuals, and others can help inspire peace and mutual understanding. To make the special day, the United Nations encourages various institutes, organisations, and government officials to organise events, activities, and various other initiatives that inspire peace efforts. There are various ways of celebrating International Friendship Day. Some pen down heartfelt notes, while some gift cards, other stuff. There are also some who celebrate the day by sharing memes that make friends laugh out loud. With all that said now, here are some International Friendship Day memes to share with your friends. Check them out: International Friendship Day memes Friendship Day was initially celebrated mostly by sending greeting cards to friends. But with technological advancements, including the internet, social media and other digital communication channels, people have come up with many different ways to celebrate this special occasion. Friendship Day is celebrated in multiple ways, including sharing gifts, cards, letters, and friendship bands. Social media seems to have made its contribution too in popularising the traditions and customs of friendship day. ALSO READ | National Parents' Day Images To Share To Honour Them On This Special Day Friendship Day is celebrated on different days in different countries. However, International Friendship Day is celebrated on July 30, as per the United Nations. India celebrates friendship day on the first Sunday that falls in the month of August. On the other hand, the United States celebrates the day on February 15. Various regions in the United States also have their own friendship days. For example, in regions like Oberlin, Ohio, the special day is celebrated on April 9 every year. ALSO READ | SCUD Day History, Meaning, Significance And Celebrations; Know More The day is conventionally celebrated by friendly gatherings and sending greetings to friends. A few other popular ways of celebrating the day include dining at restaurants. 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