Saturday, August 1, 2009

International Friendship Day2009, Friendship Day Quotes

International Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first sunday of August every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935. In 1935 American Govt had killed a person on 1st Saturday of Aug. The next day his friend committed suicide in his memory. Since then American Govt declared 1st Sunday of Aug as friendship day. Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries. On this day people spend time with their friends and express love for them. Exchange of Friendship Day Gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion.
The United States Congress, in 1935, proclaimed the first sunday of August as National Friendship Day. Since then, celebration of National Friendship Day became an annual event. The noble idea of honoring the beautiful relationship of friendship caught on with the people and soon Friendship Day became a hugely popular festival.
Following the popularity and success of Friendship Day in US, several other countries adopted the tradition of dedicating a day to friends. Today, Friendship Day is enthusiastically celebrated by several countries across the world. In 1997, the United Nations named Winnie the Pooh as the world's Ambassador of Friendship.
Most countries in the world, however, celebrates the "Friends Day" on July 20th. For this reason, on July 17th, 2009 Facebook launched a marketing campaign declaring "Friends Day" as July, 20th.
" Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. "
- Mary Catherwood
" Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival. "
- C. S. Lewis
" Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. "
- Oscar Wilde
"Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.” - Elbert Hubard

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin

“My friends are my estate.” – Emily Dickinson

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell

“A friend is someone who is there for you when he’d rather be anywhere else.” - Len Wein
"A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more."
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." : Walter Winchell
"A friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." : Len Wein
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
"A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself."
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.Walk beside me and be my friend." : Albert Camus
Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life."
"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." : Abraham Lincoln
"The love of my life is the love between friends."
"To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy..." : Guido
Friendship is like a perennial river which flows forever. It may change it's path but will never ever dry up.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

great post. I would love to follow you on twitter. By the way, did you know that some chinese hacker had hacked twitter yesterday again.

ASHWANI JAIN said...

No Tweets from me.

ASHWANI JAIN said...

No Tweets from me.

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