On April 27, 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nation declared July 30th as official International Friendship Day.
The custom of dedicated a day in honour of friends began in US in 1935. Steadily the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries including India. On this day people spend time with their friends and articulate love for them.
On this occasion exchange of friendship bands is the most popular tradition, although these days’ different mediums are used by friends to acquire their message across.
The idea of a World Friendship Day was 1st anticipated on July 20, 1958 by Dr. Artemio Bracho during a dinner with friends in Puerto Pinasco, Paraguay.
People are all over the world make use of social networking sites like facebook , twitter , e-mail and wish each other on the friendship day.