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Friendship is one of the precious relationships in life. It is said that 100 friends are better off making a friend with whom the relationship lasted for 100 years. Today, International Friendship Day is being celebrated on July 30. The first Friendship Day was started in 1958. However, in many countries, including India, it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August. Let's know about the history and importance behind this day in this article:

On April 27, 2011, a General Assembly of the United Nations officially declared the International Friendship Day on July 30. However, Friendship Day has been celebrated on different days in different countries around the world. The Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August in several countries in South Asia, including India. In India, Friendship Day will be celebrated on August 2 this year.

The history of  Friendship Day is said to have started this day by a businessman in the year 1930. The merchant named Jos Recently wanted to keep it one day, the day when two friends could celebrate each other by giving them shafts and cards. They could make it a special day and promise to pursue their friendship. It is also believed that in the year 1930, Joyce Hall started it with hallmark cards. Jos had chosen the day of August 2 to celebrate this special day. Later, many countries in Europe and Asia enjoyed this tradition and decided to celebrate Friendship Day every year in furtherance of this tradition. However, on April 27, 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided to celebrate the day on July 30 every year.

Relationship with Disney cartoon character Winnie and Pooh:

In many Friendship Day cards, you must have seen a picture of the cartoon character Winnie and Pooh of bee and bear. Do you know the reason behind this? Winnie and Pooh are the ends of who? In fact, these two are very old cartoon characters, not just children, but also adults. The bear is very fond of honey to pooh, which provides bee Winnie, while Pooh also helps and protects Winnie. In the year 1998, Kofi Annan's wife, Nane Annan, who was secretary-general of the United Nations, declared Winnie the Pooh as the global ambassador of friendship in the UN. Both of them are symbols of true friendship.

Importance of Friendship Day:

It is said that a friendship that is different from the blood relationship is one of the beautiful feelings of the world. The relationship of love also passes through friendship and is also a good lover, a good friend. A good friend is the most beautiful gift in the world, which is our companion in the happy moments of our lives and a companion to sorrow and pain. Such friendships are the same day, Friendship Day. In India, people celebrate it by giving each other cards, friendship bands, flowers, gifts, etc. But what is necessary is to give time to a friend. So you also make this day memorable with your friends.

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