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Significance of Friendship Day

Significance of Friendship Day

In recent days, people are celebrating many days that are dedicated to a special person or purpose like World Yoga day. Similarly, Friendship Day is celebrated.

Friends play a crucial role in molding the character of someone. That’s why it is best fit to celebrate Friendship Day that is dedicated to friends.

Friend have a vital role in everybody’s life. We can see the prominence of friendship in our great epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. Lord Rama killed Vali for the sake of his friend Sugreeva. In return, Sugreeva and his soldiers helped Lord Rama to search Sita and to fight against Ravana in Lanka.

Similarly, the undividable friendship of Duryodhana and Karna in Mahabharata is a well-known thing. And Arjuna and Lord Krishna were also renowned for their friendship rather than their relationship.

There are no exact evidences of when was the celebration started. According to Wikipedia, many South American countries have been celebrating Friendship Day for several years. But, the first World Friendship Day was suggested by the World Friendship Crusade for 30 July in 1958.

And the General Assembly of the United Nations stated in 2011 that 30 July as official International Friendship Day. Yet, several countries including India are celebrating the Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. Tomorrow is the first Sunday of August. Hence many Indians are in a mood to celebrate Friendship Day.

In this context, many companies are offering special discounts and coupons. There are many websites you can check for special Friendship Day bands, flower bouquets, greeting cards, chocolates etc. Don’t miss these offers and see the cheer in your friend’s face.

Happy Friendship Day!

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