International Friendship Day is celebrated every year in many countries of the world. Although this festival of friendship is celebrated different dates throughout the world, the spirit behind it is the same everywhere- “Respect of friendship”. This festival commenced from South American countries on July 20 in Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, on July 30 in Paraguay, while the rest of the world, including India, Malaysia, Bangladesh etc. South Asia, is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.
What is Friendship?
Friendship is the relationship that you decide yourself, while all the rest of the relationships you made. Just think that one day if you do not meet your friends, then how much restless you are and if you get an opportunity, you try to know themselves. You can understand how special this relation is. In the technological age that we are living today, it has given people much closer to each other but at the same time, this technique has taken away the time of comfort from us which we can divide among ourselves.
History of Celebrating Friendship Day
This day, known as the symbol of friendship, began in the year 1919, which is credited to Hallmark Cards founder, Joyce Hall. People used to send friendship cards to their friends in those days. It started out from those days and continues to this day. The reason behind celebrating this special day on the first Sunday of August was that in American countries, this is the time when there is no festival. The International Friendship Day (World Friendship Day) was formally announced on July 30, 1958. It is said that Dr. Artermio had dinner with his friend Brachou near the Paraguay River. That was the first time, this day was celebrated.
International Friendship Day (Friendship Day in India)
Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August in India, but in the South American countries the month of July is considered very sacred, so this day is celebrated only at the end of July. Under the Digital Communications in Bangladesh and Malaysia, this day has become more popular. The United Nations also put a stamp on this day.
Importance of Friendship Day
On this day friends give gifts and cards to each other. Tie each other’s friendship band. Spend the whole day with friends and promise to take their friendship forward and support each other in any trouble. However, those who do not have the gift or card, they realize the importance of friendship only with the feeling of love. Earlier on the time, there were some selected people in some selected countries celebrate the friendship day, but these days, due to the increasing number of social networking sites, The day become more popular.Today, the opportunity to express my feelings for friends and friendship by using technology and social networking sites are becoming popular all day around the world. In honor of this unique festival, Friendship is promoted by breaking the barriers of color, caste, and religion among people.
Fulfilling the Absences is True Friendship: Friendship Day
Young people of cosmopolitan civilization may not agree, but the reality is that there is a fundamental difference between the concept of ‘friendship’ and the concept of ‘real friendship’. This generation stemmed from the cyber cafe, is considered as ‘friendship’, together with the night-ending parties of chatting, disco, bar and five-star hotels on the Internet, and together with ‘Week-End’ celebrations. That is why they do not know when this journey will end? How long will the journey?
Friendship is not just touching two palms…
When a person is born, he does not know whether he is going to be a part of which caste, religion, total, community or province. With his birth, he brings with him the mother’s womb, ‘Relationships’, ‘Relationships of Blood’, which can not change, can not be made, can not be wiped out.
These relationships are bundled with chains of limitations, traditions, and circumstances. This is probably the reason that despite having a good atmosphere and surroundings, every person awakens his mind and comes out on a new and unknowable journey with an aspiration of a ‘companion’, just like a river emerges from his place of origin.It flows with the whole boom and velocity. No one wants to brace. The natural tendency of every human being is the desire of salvation, the desire for expression and the beginning of it starts from the search for a good partner.
We all want to express our ‘self’. We want to cleanse our personality, our soul, and that is why we need a person who will witness our perfectness with full sincerity and honesty, with deep compassion our deepest moments of pain and sorrow. This is the Friendship, Which we feel in our arteries and veins by touching the depths of the mind and pulse with our every heartbeat.Arguably, all these words may seem to be born with the impulse of emotion, but every person whose life has a true ‘friend’, he will find all this.
What are the qualities of a true friend?
The relationship of true friendship in this world is the most beautiful relationship. Because the relationship of friendship itself is such a relationship that every human being creates itself. The rest of the relationships are formed with the birth.
- Friendships should be done with them who are illustrated and sacred by heart and mind.
- A true friend never shows the wrong way.
- A true friend always makes you aware of your mistakes.
- There is no place for richness and poverty in true friendship.
- A true friend always makes you aware of your bad habits without fear.
- Even if a true friend is physically away from you, but always will make you feel closer.
- A true friend always strives to get rid of bad habits from you.
- A true friend always lives with you in good and bad times.
- It is good to make a true friend instead of 50 friends.
- A true friend will always make you mentally strong.