The National Friendship Day is celebrated every year
on the first Sunday in August. There is not much
history that can be garnered for this day except
the fact that the US Congress proclaimed this day
as the Friendship Day in the year 1935.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you
will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew
“Greater love hath no man than this that a man
lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13-15
Thus speaks The Bible about the warmest of all bonds—friendship.
The Bible, the most primary text of the western civilization,
reflects upon friendship as the bond that forms the
foundation to human faith, trust and companionship.
There are innumerable tales from the Old Testament
as well as the New Testament about the value of friendship
and how true friendship is a treasure to unearth. Both
the versions make a difference between the two broad
meanings of friendship—one is a mere acquaintance,
the other is a more affectionate relation. These stories
and examples have passed into western literary and
cultural realms. In the Old Testament Abraham is called
the “friend of God” because of the intimacy
of his relations. God speaks to Moses face to face “as
a man…unto his friend” (Ex 33:11). The
romantic friendship of Ruth and Naomi, the devotion
of the subordinate Hushai for David, or the mutual
relation between David and Jonathan—the Old Testament
is replete with these interesting tales of friendship.
In the New Testament, the relationship between Jesus
and his disciples is the most primal example of how
human friendship can constantly grow. From being teacher
and disciple to lord and servant their relationship
finally grew to an unparalleled friendship.
celebration was a way of life then Friendship Day celebration
would be its most myriad expression. Trust, support,
loyalty, understanding, empathy, intimacy, conflict,
anger—there are more emotions to this bond
than words would allow. Each moment spent with a
friend is a moment added to time—moments that
give us in turn an understanding of who we are, why
we exist, what our purpose is in living. The insight
is an enriching experience of recognizing how friendship
can be the means and ends to our lives. Friendship
Day celebrates this outstanding bond of human kind.
Celebration of friendship is knowing this marvel
that we call by so many names—chums, pals,
buddies, mates ! They come in many sizes, shapes
and guises. From school pals to work colleagues,
from siblings to partners, parents to pets to neighbors
to internet friends—let the feeling grow manifolds
to the appreciation of this alliance.
Friendship Day is the perfect chance to let your friends
know how much they are needed and prized. Of course the
best way to go about it is to be a fantastic favorable
friend yourself. So let your emotions loose ! Write a
poem, send a card, shower them with flowers, load them
with gifts or simply set up a Friendship Day party—there
can be as many ways to celebrate Friendship Day as you
can imagine. There can be ideas galore for your Friendship
Day celebration. So go ahead. Feel happily lost in this
Day Party Ideas
When friends are around and you’re all perked up
to celebrate Friendship Day at full tilt, what’s
a better way to do it other than throw a Friendship Day
party ? So decide where to party, how to party, what
to include in menu, what to play on the jukebox so on
and so forth. Once that’s done, call up your buddies
and just have your fling !
Now here are some Friendship Day party ideas for you
to check out:
First things first. Why not get the fun on with some
funky invitation cards for your Friendship Day party
? Consider designing them with a funny cartoon, a few
good jokes, and some nice quotes or with your own signature
message straight from the heart. Make it as colorful
and attractive as possible so that your cool pals can’t
wait to drop in at your Friendship Day party !
Next decide the nature of your Friendship Day party.
If it’s a day-party, your planning would be a little
different from an overnight Friendship Day party, right
? To party through the day, a special Friendship Day
cookout at your backyard is always a good idea, especially
when it’s the season for the sizzling barbecues,
cool lemonades and yummy hotdogs ! Picnicking would be
yet another sprightly thought for your Friendship Day
party, this again if you’re planning to party daytime.
Fill up the picnic hamper with games and goodies and
check out how wild ‘wild’ can be when friends
are around !
Now if you prefer to party through the night, a Friendship
Day dinner party is quite a smart thought to sweep your
buds over. Hit your favorite joint with the entire gang,
order what you enjoy the best and romp and chomp your
way to a total upbeat and zesty fun-time on Friendship
Day. Yet another starry idea for the party-freaks of
the night is a sleepover party on Friendship Day. It’s
quite popular with the kids, but the big ones enjoy it
just as much. Or you can also invite your friends for
a stargazing party this Friendship Day. For all those,
who haven’t experienced what it is to lie under
the starry night-sky and watch the stars with people
you hold close, it’s definitely a top to-do thing,
if not a must !
Once the kind of your Friendship Day party is fixed,
start deciding on the menu. Cook up some lip-smacking
delicacies this Friendship Day, or you can do it all
together having assigned specific tasks to the specific
pal-ly heads. Things done together are sometimes quite
a thrill ! Try it out for once.
Rent out some movies which give you all a special high.
Be it a thriller or a sweet lovey-dovey romantic flick,
your Friendship Day should be in sync with what you all
If your bunch fancy sports and games, plan up your Friendship
Day party accordingly. Settle for an outdoor match or
arrange for some fun indoor games. Announcing prizes
for every participant witnesses a high rate of participation
for obvious reasons. Who doesn’t like to be prized
? Of course we all do. But whoever wins or loses, you’re
going to win hearts for sure!
Games, grub alright. But don’t you think the Friendship
Day party stays incomplete if you fail to grip your buds
in the right rhythm ? So select the music with care.
Decide what scores to play on your Friendship Day party.
Soft numbers or fast beats ? The golden oldies or some
new melodies off the racks ? You decide. It’s your
party. Your friends. You will know the best.
Keep the camera ready and keep capturing the precious
moments on your Friendship Day party. You may not know
the value of these pictures right now, but as the years
pass, you’ll treasure them like never before !
Last but not the least, bind your buds in the friendship
bond with the friendship bands. You can pick them up
from the stores, or make them yourself. Many colorful
friendship bands hit the stores much ahead of Friendship
Day. Instead of the conventional wristbands, you can
go for the friendship bracelets for your women friends.
Give them these nice tokens of your love as you wish
them all a ‘Happy Friendship Day’ in your
Friendship Day party.
Now that all’s set for a grand fling, let your
Friendship Day party kick off on a merry high with lots
of food, fun, music, smiles and warmth ! Enjoy the wonderful
togetherness this Friendship Day and party your tails