There are no books on Friendship days, not much literature, however, there are numerous narratives to highlights the fact that friendship has been valued since the beginning of our world. Man, as it’s said is a social animal and loves to make friends to further his/her socialisation.

Early year, this special day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August however, there are exceptions as well, In Ohio, this day is celebrated on April 8. Others like Peru celebrate it on the first Saturday in July. In Argentina, we have Friend’s Day on 20 July. As per the United Nations calendar, 30th July has been marked as International Friendship Day but nowadays it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August, including India and US.

Why Winnie the Pooh? 

As bizarre as it may sound, this celebration of the special bond was first proposed by the founder of Hallmark cards, Joyce Hall, as a marketing tactic, on August 2 1930. Following the success of the day, it was the wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Nane Annan, who declared the animated character Winnie the Pooh as the global Ambassador of Friendship at the UN in 1998.

People in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and South American countries, celebrate the day by gifting one-another beautiful bands and flowers but in this modern world when social media has taken over the social gatherings, WhatsApp messages have taken over the flowers and bands. Some of these are hilarious, some are emotional while some are seriously funny.

Here’s a list of these forwards that you can use to express your friendship day feeling:

“Good friends are hard to find,
Harder to leave,
And impossible to forget.”
Happy Friendship Day 2018

“I am very fortunate to have you as my friend.
I feel blessed to have a loving soul like you.”
Happy Friendship Day 2018

“It is the privilege of friendship is to talk nonsense,
and have that nonsense respected.”
Happy Friendship Day 2018