Did you know that Friendship Day was declared a Holiday in 1935?
- November 24, 2023
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- Category: Fun Zone
How did Friendship Day originate?
A walk down memory lane reveals that to celebrate the significance of friends in each one’s life, a day was set apart for friendship in the U.S.
The U.S. Congress in 1935 made a Proclamation to this effect and the first Sunday of August was declared as a holiday in the U.S. in honour of friends!
On 27 April 2011, the United Nations General Assembly, announced 30 July as International Friendship Day. Now India and several other countries celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August.
What does Friendship mean to us in 2020?
Friends provide us with a sense of belonging, a feeling of being valued and respected which helps with developing our confidence.
Teen years are often stressful. Having trustworthy and loyal friends helps one deal with the stress and uncertainty that is a normal part of development. Healthy relations with friends provide teens with social support in dealing with some of the challenges of growing up.
Distance is never a barrier to connecting with friends and conveying love and thoughtfulness. Even during the pandemic and lockdown, we can always call or message a friend when we need someone to talk to.
True friends are life’s precious treasures, they are the family we get to choose!
So, if you want to make this Friendship Day even more special, do connect with your friends wherever they may be & share old memories, and jokes & brighten their day as well as yours…
Stay Safe, Stay Happy, Stay Healthy, and have a Cheerful Friendship Day!
Excerpts from The Teenager Today Magazine