Friendship Day 2019 on August 4, Sunday
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.
The bond of friendship is one of the most valuable relationships in life. To celebrate this unbreakable bond, there is a day dedicated to it which is named as the World Friendship Day. The beautiful idea of celebrating friendship and giving value to this relationship is accepted worldwide. Many cultural organizations mark Friendship Day by hosting certain programs. Friendship Day is the best day to laud your friends with a lot of love and appreciation. Give a little extra appreciation and honor to your friends who stood by your side when nobody did, who held your back in all adverse and dramatic suggestions, who gave you such remarkable advices that you forgot the problem itself. It is the day to make your friends feel exceptional.
Friendship Day 2019 will be celebrated on August 4th, Sunday.
National Friendship Day - First Sunday in August.
Women's Friendship Day - Third Sunday in August
International Friendship Month - February
Old Friends, New Friends Week - Third week of May
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 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.
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.
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 bunch of yellow roses 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.
Your Friendship Day celebrations can be fun and exciting if you organize a party for your friends on that day.
When it comes to choosing a venue for the party
you can host the celebration at your home
a community hall if you have many,
An outdoor venue that can assist in hosting a larger celebration with a bigger number of guests.
If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, you may have the party there itself.
You may choose a sports theme for your Friendship Day party. All you need to do is organize an outdoor match or an indoor game that your friends can enjoy. The winners can win exciting prizes. Once the game is over, you can take your friends out for a special lunch.
A cowboy themed party is one of the most fun ideas for Friendship Day celebrations. You should request your friends and guests to come to the party dressed like a cowboy. The party invitations can include have your photo with the party details, and they can be rolled with a bandana. As for the party favors, you can give cowboy hats to your friends.
Another interesting idea for a Friendship Day party is a Halloween theme. All you should do for that kind of party is to decorate the party venue like a haunted house. Make tombstones and other decorative items for your party decor. Organize a costume contest and ask your friends to come in Halloween costumes. As for party favors, you could try giving gift pumpkin shaped lights to your guests.
Friendship day is a time for celebration, get involved in the party mood and enjoy the different Friendship day games. Friendship day parties are imperfect without games in them. Friends all are about fun, enjoyment and good times. So, get into the mood of friendship day activities and make your friends enjoy as well.
While selecting from the options of friendship day games
It is a fun game which the adults can opt for playing. The process of playing this game is to place a 5 feet stick in the central point of a circle. The challenge lies in the fact to hold the stick upright on end of the chin. After balancing the stick on the chin, it should be help up vertically for minimum 15 seconds. Who succeeds in doing so, wins the game. After getting over the first level, the next level can be to walk in a circular motion and at the same time balance the stick. Necessarily the stick has to be a lightweight one.
People of all ages can actively participate in this game. Follow the process whereby the guests are asked to stand in a circle. After the game commences, each person has to place his hand on the tummy of the adjoining person. The first person says aloud ‘aHa’, while the adjoining person on whose tummy the hand is places says ‘Ha Ha’ but without laughing. The rule of the game is such that it is repeated by persons standing in a circle but bearing in mind that one cannot laugh while doing so. The one continues doing it till the end without laughing, wins the game.
Kids would love to be a part of this game. This game increases the vocabulary of the players. The players would require a pen and a paper individually. Each individual should be assigned three letters and they should be asked to write as many meaning words with those letters as they an, in just a time span of one minute. One, who has in his stable the maximum number of words, wins the game. The level of the game can be increased if the first level is crossed by the players.
So, try these creative Friendship day games and enjoy your day with your friends in the best possible manner.
Friends are God's way of showing that you are not alone. So how about dedicating a whole day for friends making some splendid friendship day crafts? The time and passion that you spend for a hand-made craft will effectively convey the message to your friends how much they mean to you.
Here's the list of different friendship crafts
Paper Jewelry Box is really easy to make which involves utmost creativity and endurance. Friends will surely appreciate this wonderful Friendship Day Gift.Things Required:
An old box (approx 4 inches in length and width)
Cloth or construction paper
Old magazines having colorful pictures
Take the magazine and cut small pictures from it and glue it in any manner you like outside the box. Let the pictures get dried and make sure you cover it well with pictures.
Glue the cloth or construction paper inside the box for a neat appearance.
On the sides of the box, stick pieces of ribbon for a bright border.
Using your creativity, glue the buttons in the corners or at any place that you think fit to make it look pretty.
Dust over some glitter for a shiny look. With the help of the sequins, personalize the box to create the letters of your friend’s name.
You can also employ this method to make a vase, pencil stand or even a picture frame.
The popular gift on friendship day is a Friendship Band. Rather than buying it from the market, one can easily make it at home using a little bit of creativity. The process shall be sheer fun and also that your friend shall love to receive this unique piece of Friendship day band.Things Required:
Make sure that you cut the string as per the length of the wrist and tie a knot at one end.
String beads on the making a pattern that you like most keeping in mind to leave room to tie the knot at the other end. One can also create the friends name with her beads taking the form of the alphabets.
There are two options – either tie a purchased clasp or just tie a knot at the end.
A special handmade Bookmark will make a wonderful Friendship Day gift. Try the method given here or use your own creativity to make a pretty bookmark for your dear friends.Things Required:
Felt (Also can use velvet paper or handmade paper)
White hair net
2 little wiggle eyes
Padding or cotton wool
A small button
Cut a narrow piece of felt approx about 5 centimeters (1 and 3/4 inches) wide, and 16 centimeters long (6 inches).
Drape one ball of cotton wool or padding in the hair net and fix it to the pinnacle of the felt, making it as the head.
Paste the two eyes and the button on the head.
Bind a small bow from a ribbon and join it on the felt below the head. The option is yours whether you want to thread a small piece of ribbon through the button.