The Past That Sprouted Friendship Day Celebration
“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”
By Leo Buscaglia
This phrase is enough to let every creature on this globe know about the value friendship holds in every individual’s life. The deep significance that the word friend holds is beyond explainable. Friends do hold a special place in our hearts as they are the ones who hold our backs other than family. Friendship is always celebrated on the first Sunday of August, which means this time it is August 2, 2020. There are not many who realize the importance or even know about its history. So let’s brush are knowledge against the history of friendship. The US Congressmen had in 1935 thought of honoring this splendid bond of companionship by declaring first Sunday of August as National Friendship Day.
However, looking at its gaining popularity and way of commemoration around the globe, it did not take much time for it to be converted to International Friendship Day. Earlier, it was only the Americans who had their wine glasses raised for the Friendship Day, but now it is celebrated in most of the countries across the globe as a token of appreciation for all our “bosom pals.” The United Nations has appointed “Winnie the Pooh” as the World’s Ambassador of Friendship.
The Bible also has some verses that depict the value of friendship as the sole foundation for human faith. Likewise, the shadows of friendship can be very well seen in Hindu mythology, especially in Mahabharata, where Lord Krishna is sketched as the sculptor of guidance, romance, brotherhood, affection, intimacy, protection, and even hard times. This is the auspicious day that makes us become conscious about the role of friends in our life. Thus, this is the day to raise a toast and relive all the moments cherished together.