Friendship is one of the most precious and longlasting relationship there is. True friendships are exactly like wine, they just get better and better with time. Of all the days we have dedicated to the relations in our lives, friendship day is perhaps the most popular of these. Friendship is enthusiastically observed on the first Sunday of August every year the world over. This year, friendship day falls on August 4.
The Beginning of the Tradition
It is believed that the devastating effects of the First World War that tore apart societies at large was the reason primarily that people came up with the idea to dedicate a day to celebrating friendship. The first time Friendship Day was officially celebrated was in 1935. This was in an attempt to eliminate and end all the hostilities, hatred and lack of trust that had crept in the societies.
It was seen that only a bond of friendship and a healthy camaraderie among not only neighbouring nations but individuals too could mend all these anti-social ill effects.
What had originally begun in the US quickly gained popularity in other countries as well. As more and more countries showed an active interest in celebrating this day, the day got recognised globally and came to be known as International Friendship Day.
Much later in 1997, the cartoon character Winnie the Pooh was officially declared the global ambassador for Friendship’s Day.
Did you Know : the third Sunday of August is observed as International Women’s Friendship Day!
Friendship Day and India
The occasion of friendship day has caught on like crazy in India. Not just school and college students, this day is celebrated with a great zeal among every age group. From housewives to senior citizens, office colleagues to business associates, friendship day is observed with the same fervour and excitement.
Taking after the Western culture, there are several designated friendship day parties held in India thronged by many many enthusiasts.
Celebrating Friendship Day
The most iconic and synonymous thing associated with this day is the Friendship Band. People exchange yellow andwhite roses. Close friends buy gifts for each other. What has quite become the norm these days is online shopping. It is easy, convenient and you can have the gift delivered at your friends’ doorstep.
Gifts for Your Friends
Peachmode too wants you to revel in this special day and make the most of it by shopping attractive and one-of –a kind presents for your friends. With apparels available in every price range, you can now pick a gift for every friend of yours- close friends, old friends, new friends, your office colleagues- basically for everyone in your circle.
Browse through our amazing collection of contemporary sarees, kurtis, salwar suits, western wear and choose from an attractive range of apparels and gift them to your friends. These lovely dresses will add a personalised and warm touch to the valuable friendship you share with your buddies.
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So go ahead and choose from these alluring array of products and make your friends feel special! A very Happy Friendship Day from Peachmode to all of you!
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