Friendship Day 2014



You don't really need a special day to make your friends feel loved and cared about. But Friendship Day offers you the opportunity to give your friends extra attention and honor your friendship with others. Read on to learn about Friendship Day facts and find out how you can best celebrate this day with your friends.

About Friendship Day 2014

Friendship Day 2014 will be celebrated on August 4.

Origin of Friendship Day

The tradition of observing Friendship Day began in 1935 when Congress declared that the country would dedicate a day in honor of friends and celebrate it on the first Sunday of August annually. Since then, this event has been celebrated by people of all ages in several countries, in addition to the U.S. As more nations joined in the celebrations, Friendship Day came to be known as the International Friendship Day.


How to Celebrate Friendship Day?

Friendship Day is celebrated with fun and enthusiasm by sending cards, gifts and flowers to close friends. A popular custom includes giving pink and yellow roses to your friends who've been there when you needed them. A cultural phenomenon related to this event is the Friendship band that teenagers gift to their friends as a symbol of their friendship and bond that they want to cherish forever. If you're looking for more ideas on how to celebrate Friendship Day 2014, here are some tips to help you do so.

Cards and wishes: Greetings cards are a great way to send best wishes to your friends and make them feel special on Friendship Day. Browse through Friendship Day e-cards and choose the one that can best convey your feelings for your friends.

SMS and Online Messages:Instead of a card, you can send friendship messages through SMS on this important occasion. If your friends have a Twitter or Facebook account, you can post your messages there.

Friendship Day Gifts: You don't need to give an expensive gift to your friend on Friendship Day, but a thoughtful present to your friends can brighten their day and make them feel important.

  • SCRAPBOOK - You can create a memory journal yourself by putting together a scrapbook of all of your thoughts about the lovely memories you share with your friends. You can paste photos of your friends in the scrapbook to make it a personalized gift for your friends.

  • PHOTOFRAME - Alternatively, you can gift a photo frame with a cheerful photo of your friend along with you.

  • FLOWERS - An interesting idea for Friendship Day gifts include a bunchof yellow sunflowers that symbolize the depth of your bond with your friend.

  • COFFEE MUGS - If your friend loves to drink tea or coffee, you may gift them a ceramic mug with floral designs and a message that conveys all the good wishes you have for that person.

To know more about gifts for friends, refer to our section on Friendship Day Gift Ideas.