Friendship Day is an annual celebration of friends and friendship, and in India this day is observed on the first Sunday of August every year. This year Friendship Day fall on Sunday, August 1 and the time has come when people come together and celebrate with their friends, sharing wishes, exchanging friendship bands and gifts to express their love for their friends.
Friendship day was first started in the year1958 in Paraguay but many believe that its origin is rooted in 1930 from Hallmark cards, by Joyce Hall. As per the United Nations, July 30 has been declared as International Friendship Day. Make this Friendship Day a special one for your friends by doing something special.
Things you can do to make your day memorable-
Plan a dinner party: Take your friends with you’d like to celebrate the day. Plan a dinner party either at your favorite restaurant or at someone’s home! If you choose to eat in, consider a potluck where you ask each friend to bring their best dinner dish.
Go to the beach: If weather permits, grab your shades, pack a lunch, and put on your best beach outfit so that you and your pal(s) can spend the day outdoors!
Host a movie or TV marathon. Missed last week’s episode of your favorite TV show? Or, is there a movie series you’ve been dying to see but haven’t had the time? If so, catch up on your favorite flicks with your best friend by your side!
Take a day trip. Some of the best tourist attractions are located right in your own backyard. Research a few of the top things to do in your town (or neighboring communities) and make a day out of it – some ideas may include the aquarium, the zoo, a botanical garden or a museum!
Workout: The best workout is the one done with a friend! Now, this doesn’t mean you have to spend the whole day in the gym – you can also head out on a bike ride, go rollerblading on the boardwalk, or take a hike on your favorite trail!
Visit the spa: Ahh, a little R&R time! Start the day with a manicure and/or pedicure, then treat yourselves to a massage – you deserve it! Or do it at your home- all you need are the right lotions, candles and some soaps!
Go shopping: A little retail therapy never hurt anyone! Head to your local mall, outlets or shopping center and treat yourselves to those clothes and accessories you’ve been wanting to buy. And don’t forget to stop for lunch while you’re out!
Happy Friendship Day!!