Friendship Day – Fun Ways to Celebrate It with Your Pals with a Bang
Friendship Day is celebrated yearly across the globe every first Sunday of August. This 2016, it falls on August 7. As friendship usually takes a back seat as we go on with our busy lives, this special day is a perfect time to remember positive friendships in our lives, and show our friends how much they mean to us. A hilarious quote by Bernard Meltzer tells us a lot about friendship, “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg, even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” Friendship day is also a constant reminder that friends are an essential part of a happy life.
How it Started?
Friendship Day was founded by Hallmark in 1919, which intended to encourage people to celebrate their friendships by exchanging cards. In 1940, this sort-of-tradition began to fade and eventually came to a halt. Unexpectedly, the United Nations named Winnie the Pooh the world’s Ambassador of Friendship in 1998 (seriously!), and officially recognized July 30 as the National Friendship Day – which brings back Friendship Day to life. In most countries, though, this day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.
Creative Ways to Celebrate Friendship Day with your BFFs
With today’s digital world, it’s so much easier to connect and re-connect with friends. Plus, the rise of social media has even made it so much fun and entertaining. Creativity soars high as a lot of pretty impressive memes, photos, life stories and videos flood your news feed.
However, the classic ways of showing your love to our friends are still hard to beat. From a heartwarming phone call to sending out cute gifts to your friends, you’ve got a lot of options on how you can spend this day with a personal touch. We’ve rounded up some creative ideas on how to amp up the spirit of friendship on Friendship Day.
1. Organize a Get-together – it doesn’t have to be a big celebration. You can simply meet up with friends for coffee, a movie date or a nice dinner out at your favorite restaurant – any activity that lets you catch up with each other’s lives would be great.
2. Spend an out of Town trip – If you’ve got money to splurge, you can have a weekend getaway at a touristy beach resort, or camp out. Others might want to create new memories together and do something they haven’t done before like beer-tasting, spelunking, ride an epic roller coaster or sky diving.
3. Craft a DIY gift – DIYs gifts, such as mugs, shirts, bracelets, home décors and more, are so hot these days. With tutorial videos on YouTube, it’s never been so easy to learn the how-to’s of creating thoughtful gifts for your friends. It’s also cheaper and a LOT more personalized than ready-made gifts.
They say true friends are hard to find – cliché, but makes sense. So treasure your true circle of friends, and make sure you let them know on Friendship Day that you value their friendships. And most importantly, keep the spirit of friendship all year round – and for a long, long time.
Happy Friendship Day!