On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nation declared 30th July as official International Friendship Day. The day has been celebrated in several southern South American countries for many years, particularly in Paraguay, where the 30th July was first proposed as World Friendship Day in 1958.
Traditionally , the Day takes place on the first Sunday of August.But there is no specific date for friendship day celebration in some countries. In India, it occurs on first Sunday of August. Today 07/aug/2011
Initially created by the greeting cards industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. There is also some evidence that the day is celebrated in some South American countries. Digital communication modes such as the Internet and mobile phones may be helping to popularize the custom, since greeting friends en masse is now easier than before.
Those who promote the holiday in South Asia attribute the tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends to have originated in the U.S. in 1935, but it actually dates from 1919. The exchange of Friendship Day Gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion.
In some countries, the Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August, and several Friendship Day celebrations on other dates are held by a range of countries
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