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FRIENDSHIP DAY IN INDIA

When is Friendship Day in India in 2017?

Friendship Day in India in 2017 is on the Sunday, 6th of Aug (8/06/2017).

Friendship Day in India is on the 218th day of 2017. There are 147 days left in the year.

Friendship Day in India Facts

  • Date: Aug 06, 2017
  • National
  • Also Called: Friendship
  • Celebrations: Tying friendship bracelet, party celebration
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Friendship Day is a holiday celebrated on the first Sunday in August. For instance, in 2014 it will be celebrated on August 4th. The holiday is a celebration both of personal friendships and of friendship as an ideal.

Anthropologist Charles Darwin, famous for his theories on evolution said this about friendship, "A man's friendships are one of the measures of his worth". Simply put, we're better people because of our friends.

Friendship Day has its origins in the United States. It was introduced by Joyce Hall of Hallmark Cards (a still popular line of greeting cards) and gained official recognition from the United Nations in 1935 through an official Proclamation of Congress. The United Stations became involved in Friendship Day again in 1997, when it proclaimed Winnie The Pooh (Christopher Robin's teddy bear in the A. A. Milne books) the official Ambassador of Friendship. What his exact role as Friendship Ambassador is, is up for grabs.

Friendship Day lost momentum in the United States mid-1900s, over resistance to another retail holiday, but gained a serious foothold in other countries. Perhaps the strongest is in India, where Friendship Day has emerged as a huge social and arguably retail event.

As a social event it is celebrated with parties, from a small gathering of friends to a gathering of "your friends" and "their friends". In other words the celebration can get huge and become, very appropriately, a great way to make more friends.

Social media has embraced the celebration. Friendship day is now celebrated on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more, allowing people to plan bigger parties, confirm attendance, give shout-outs to friends and reach out to far away friends, expanding the party even further.

Parties are not the only expressions of Friendship Day. "Friendship bands", flowers and small gifts, both purchased and hand made, are another key component and a tradition.

Friendship bands (also called "friendship bracelets") are given as a token of friendship but can verge on a symbol of social status since the more friendship bands a person is wearing, the more friends they apparently have.

On the creative and inexpensive side, friendship bands can be home made (and are as a class project in many primary schools). Designs can be elaborate and really pretty. For countless ideas, do an internet search for "making friendship bracelets".

As you've probably observed, restaurants and retailers get in on the action, promoting Friendship Day specials, cards and gifts. Friendship cards are a huge industry but (once again on the budget and entertaining side), something home made could be cuter and more personal.

Friendship Day can get potentially over the top, but that's what holidays are, and good friendships do require maintenance. In fact, as writer Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The best way to have a friend is to be one".

Friendship Day in India Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sat
  • Apr 04, 2009
  • Basque National Day
  • Sun
  • Apr 04, 2010
  • Basque National Day
  • Mon
  • Feb 02, 2009
  • Constitution Day
  • Mon
  • Feb 01, 2010
  • Constitution Day
  • Sat
  • Sep 06, 2014

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of India in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
FridayFriJan 14, 2022Jan 14Makar Sankranti / Pongal
WednesdayWedJan 26, 2022Jan 26Republic Day
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01Maha Shivaratri
FridayFriMar 18, 2022Mar 18Holi
SaturdaySatApr 02, 2022Apr 02Ugadi / Gudi Padwa
SundaySunApr 10, 2022Apr 10Ram Navami
ThursdayThuApr 14, 2022Apr 14Mahavir Jayanti
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunMay 01, 2022May 01Labour Day
MondayMonMay 02, 2022May 02Eid-ul-Fitar
MondayMonMay 16, 2022May 16Budhha Purnima
FridayFriJul 01, 2022Jul 01Rath Yatra
SaturdaySatJul 09, 2022Jul 09Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
SaturdaySatJul 30, 2022Jul 30Muharram
ThursdayThuAug 11, 2022Aug 11Raksha Bandhan
MondayMonAug 15, 2022Aug 15Independence Day
FridayFriAug 19, 2022Aug 19Janmashtami
WednesdayWedAug 31, 2022Aug 31Vinayaka Chaturthi
ThursdayThuSep 08, 2022Sep 08Onam
SundaySunOct 02, 2022Oct 02Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti
WednesdayWedOct 05, 2022Oct 05Dussehra / Dasara
FridayFriOct 07, 2022Oct 07Milad un Nabi
MondayMonOct 24, 2022Oct 24Diwali / Deepavali
TuesdayTueNov 08, 2022Nov 08Guru Nanak's Birthday
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 12, 2022Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
WednesdayWedJan 19, 2022Jan 19National Popcorn Day
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02National Signing Day
WednesdayWedFeb 02, 2022Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 04, 2022Feb 04National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 09, 2022Feb 09National Pizza Day
SundaySunFeb 13, 2022Feb 13Galentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14Valentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 15, 2022Feb 15National Bagel Day
FridayFriFeb 18, 2022Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
TuesdayTueFeb 22, 2022Feb 22National Margarita Day
TuesdayTueMar 01, 2022Mar 01National Pancake Day
FridayFriMar 04, 2022Mar 04National Employee Appreciation Day
SundaySunMar 06, 2022Mar 06National Walking Day
MondayMonMar 07, 2022Mar 07National Cereal Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Napping Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Pi Day
MondayMonMar 14, 2022Mar 14National Walkout Day
SundaySunMar 20, 2022Mar 20National Proposal Day
WednesdayWedMar 23, 2022Mar 23National Puppy Day
WednesdayWedMar 30, 2022Mar 30National Doctor Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07National Burrito Day
ThursdayThuApr 07, 2022Apr 07National Beer Day
MondayMonApr 11, 2022Apr 11National Pet Day
TuesdayTueApr 12, 2022Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 05, 2022May 05National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08Mother's Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25National Wine Day
WednesdayWedMay 25, 2022May 25National Towel Day
FridayFriJun 03, 2022Jun 03National Donut Day
WednesdayWedJun 08, 2022Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 19, 2022Jun 19Father's Day
TuesdayTueJun 21, 2022Jun 21National Selfie Day
WednesdayWedJun 22, 2022Jun 22National Kissing Day
TuesdayTueJul 12, 2022Jul 12Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 13, 2022Jul 13National French Fry Day
ThursdayThuJul 14, 2022Jul 14National Nude Day
SundaySunJul 17, 2022Jul 17National Ice Cream Day
WednesdayWedJul 20, 2022Jul 20National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 24, 2022Jul 24National Tequila Day
FridayFriJul 29, 2022Jul 29National Chicken Wings Day
MondayMonAug 01, 2022Aug 01National Girlfriend Day
SundaySunAug 07, 2022Aug 07National Sister Day
SundaySunSep 18, 2022Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
MondayMonOct 03, 2022Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04National Taco Day
TuesdayTueOct 04, 2022Oct 04National Vodka Day
SundaySunOct 09, 2022Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 15, 2022Oct 15Sweetest Day
SaturdaySatOct 29, 2022Oct 29National Cat Day
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31Halloween
ThursdayThuNov 03, 2022Nov 03National Sandwich Day
SundaySunNov 06, 2022Nov 06Daylight savings
FridayFriNov 25, 2022Nov 25Black Friday
MondayMonNov 28, 2022Nov 28Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 03, 2022Dec 03Candle Day
FridayFriDec 09, 2022Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 16, 2022Dec 16National Ugly Sweater day