Friendship Day 2016

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.

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.

When is Friendship Day 2016?

Friendship Day 2016 will be celebrated on August 7th.

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.

Friendship Day In Different Years:

Year Dates Day
2016 August 7 Sunday
2017 August 6 Sunday
2018 August 5 Sunday
2019 August 4 Sunday
2020 August 2 Sunday
2021 August 1 Sunday
2022 August 7 Sunday
2023 August 6 Sunday
2024 August 4 Sunday
2025 August 3 Sunday

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.
Friendship Day 2016

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.


Friendship Day Gift Ideas:

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.
  • Friendship day Gifts

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

  • Friendship day photo frame

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

  • Friendship day flowers

  • 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.
  • Coffee Mugs for Friendship Day
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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 Messages

Men, Movies and Music hmm.. that is what connects us, right?
Having a friend like you is a pleasure indeed. I am happy that I can call you one.
Friends are good or, they are bad but they sure make you smile when you are sad.
God first created humans and then he created friends so that we never feel lonely.
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