"Don't Walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend."
These beautiful words once said by Albert Camus reveal the real meaning of friendship.
Understanding the importance of friendship we have dedicated one whole day for the celebration of this pious relationship and gave it the name of Friendship Day. Friendship Day falls on the first Sunday of August every year. So, we wish you a very Happy Friendship Day! Friendship is not about leading or following, it is simply being with each other to share each and every single moment of our lives. These simple words contain in themselves the entire beauty of friendship. Though the Friendship Day is celebrated with great pomp and show in all over the world but not much is known about how this celebration started. However many folktales and mythological stories reveal the fact that friendship has been valued as a relationship since the commencement of the civilized world.
As far as the history of the Friendship day is concerned it is said that in 1935 the first Sunday of August was proclaimed as the Friendship Day. Since then the celebration of the Friendship Day became an annual event in United Sates. Slowly this tradition spread to other countries too and they also started celebrating this day with much excitement.
Winnie - the Pooh was appointed as the Friendship's world ambassador by the United States in 1997. Friendship Day has been dedicated to those friends who make our lives merrier and give a meaningful direction to the path of our lives.
On Friendship Day people try their best to thank all those special angels called friends in their lives from the bottom of their hearts. There are some people who believe that friendship is so strong a relationship that it needs no special day for celebration. But then also it is a tried and tested fact that every relationship, no matter how strong needs some recognition and the Friendship Day enables you to do just the same that is it allows you to give due recognition to the beautiful bond of friendship which you share with your friend.
At times we get so busy with our lives that we just start taking our friends for granted and just start neglecting them. On such occasions this Friendship Day reminds us of the importance of the friends in our lives so that we can never ever ignore the special beings sent on this earth by the supreme power just for us.
Thus take some extra time out of your busy life and try to spend some valuable time with
your friends on this Friendship Day as you never know when the time will lapse and you wont even get the slightest time to say a simple thanks to your friend.
Friendship Gifts Find Friendship gifts. Here is a nice collection of gift ideas for your friends.