Friendship Day 2020: The Japanese proverb “When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends” is enough to tell you how important friends role is in your life and how deeply they impact your personality. A much-awaited occasion to celebrate and rejoice the special bond and love of friendship i.e Friendship Day 2020 will be celebrated on 02nd August. The idea of Friendship Day first originated in the US and then it has spread across the world.
Friendship is a relationship that gradually develops over a period of time during which people share their happiness and sorrows with each other and spend time together. An International friendship day is celebrated all over the world on July 30. However, in India and many other Countries friendship day is celebrated on the first Sunday of the August month.
A single day is not enough to thank your friend for a bond forged through a lifetime. Let’s take this friendship day to cherish a relationship with a buddy who knows you from the heart out and has been with you through thick and thin. But before that, we should know What is Friendship Day, history and significance of this day and Who is that special person!
Who is Your True Friend?
We meet millions of people all the world in our lifetime, but a very few remains in our heart. Friends are those special family that we choose. A friend can be your parents, grandparents, siblings, relative, your pets, or the Unknowns who met during your lifetime.
We have the bond of friendship in Indian mythology also, from being Lord Krishna – Arjun, Lord Rama – Sugriva, Karna-Duryodhana, Draupadi-Krishna any many more. How can one forget the most famous and loved tale of Lord Krishna-Sudama, the friendship which was pure and transcended the boundaries of caste, creed or social status. According to Indian Mythology, the day when Sudama travelled all the way to Dwarka to meet Lord Krishna is the day called Friendship day.
A true friendship doesn’t mean exchanging messages, gossiping all day, but somebody who is there when you need them, somebody who doesn’t demand anything or complaints about petty issues, somebody who teases you, makes fun of you, and will never praise you in front of you.
Friends walk beside you no matter what the circumstances are and how rough the path is. They are the real persons who encourage, motivate and put their shoulders always open for you, whether you are sad or happy.
Having a friend, makes your life complete. They know you better than others do. Friendship is one of the most honest and trustworthy relations that help you live a meaningful life. It is an investment that improves your bond with the other person and it grows with time. The more you care for it, the happier you will be.
How to Make Friendship Day 2020 Special
On this day, people send greetings to their friends and exchange gifts. It is a day to acknowledge the role your close friends play in your life. Children also tie friendship bands on each others’ wrists while some also gift flowers.
Connect with your best friend and let have a discussion with him/her. Discuss your achievements, Failure (problems) and successes of life. Try to feel comfortable if he/she has any problem. Discuss the problems you both have in your life and try to solve them. Moreover, discuss how you can help each other in a possible way to get out from any problem.
Enjoy the whole day with your heart. You will feel that all your problems will get away automatically. Furthermore, you feel relaxed and full of energy.
Although this year, they might have to give the meeting a miss due to social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The day is also celebrated on social networking sites where friends wish each other or share heartfelt posts about one another. Some also celebrate their friendship with parents and other people with whom they share this special relationship. Put your friend pics, memorable moment story on your social media accounts. Also, promise each other to be safe and remain in touch the whole year.
History of Friendship Day
International Friendship Day was first proposed in 1958, but it was only celebrated in that year in the USA. In 1998 made Winnie the Pooh was named as the brand ambassador of Friendship to the United Nations. However, on April 27, 2011, United Nations General Assembly declared July 30 as the International Friendship Day. But nowadays, it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August, including in India and the US.
A true friend is a blessing that not everyone has. A true friend always encourages you and accepts you the way you are. If you have got one, think yourself lucky and give this relationship all it needs to make it blossom with time.
This year’s friendship is a great moment for you and your friends. Take this relationship closer by telling your friends what they meant for you and how precious are they for your life. So make sure you wish your BFF on Friendship Day and make him or her feel valued.
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