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.
- Mary Catherwood
- C. S. Lewis
- Oscar Wilde
“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