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Whatever your age, don't feel embarrassed to wish your best friends, "Happy Friendship Day." It does not matter whether you are 16 or 60. Friendship Day is a celebration of a relationship that has been nurtured over the years.
Everybody needs a friend. Recall your fondest memories: the time you shared a laugh with friends in the school cafeteria. Or the time you whispered your darkest secrets to your friend, after making her take a solemn oath of secrecy.
When is Friendship Day?
Every year International Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. However, according to UN resolution A/65/L.72, passed on April 27, 2011, International Friendship Day has been shifted to July 30. Therefore, instead of celebrating Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August every year, we will now celebrate it on a fixed date: July 30.
But friendships are forever, right? How can a change of date diminish the bond? If you believe in a ceremonial celebration of friendship, what better occasion than Friendship Day to reconnect with old ties, patch up differences, and make new friends?
Make the most of Friendship Day by acknowledging your true friends. Raise a glass to honor those who stuck to you through thick and thin. Gift your best friends a memorable day, filled with fun, games, and laughter.
Quotes for Friendship Day
Reach out to distant friends, and strike a chord with some friendship quotes. Geographical boundaries melt away when friends get together. Have you lost touch with some of your best friends? Get in touch with them through popular social networking sites. Say, "Happy Friendship Day!" to your friends.
- James Boswell
"A companion loves some agreeable qualities, which a man may possess, but a friend loves the man himself."
- Eustace Budgell
"Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another."
"Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it."
- Charles Caleb Colton
"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Every man passes his life in the search after friendship."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."
"We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need."
- Thomas Huxley
"Friendship involves man things but, above all the power of going outside oneself and appreciating what is noble and loving in another."
- Lois L. Kaufman
"Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness."
- John Evelyn
"Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world."
- Baltasar Gracian
"Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil."
- Dag Hammarskjold
"Friendship needs no words."
- Henry David Thoreau
"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?"
- James Fennimore Cooper
" Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter."
- James Francis Byrnes
"Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things in life."