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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.

Quick Facts : Friendship Day in India

  • Date: Aug 06, 2017
  • National
  • Also Called: Friendship
  • Celebrations: Tying friendship bracelet, party celebration
Friendship Day in India iImage Credit: wikiPedia

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
  • Sat
  • Sep 13, 2014
  • Maha Bharani
  • Mon
  • Sep 15, 2014
  • Ashtami Rohini
  • Sun
  • Sep 21, 2014
  • Magha Shraddha
  • Tue
  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Mahalaya Amavasai
  • Thu
  • Sep 25, 2014
  • Navarathiri
  • Fri
  • Oct 03, 2014
  • Ayutha Poojai
  • Sat
  • Oct 04, 2014
  • Vidyarambham
  • Thu
  • Oct 23, 2014
  • Thu
  • Oct 23, 2014
  • Lakshmi Puja
  • Wed
  • Oct 29, 2014
  • Soorasamharam
  • Thu
  • Nov 27, 2014
  • Subrahmanya Sashti
  • Fri
  • Dec 05, 2014
  • Karthigai Deepam
  • Sun
  • Dec 21, 2014
  • Hanumath Jayanthi
  • Fri
  • Oct 03, 2014
  • Fri
  • Oct 03, 2014
  • Sun
  • Aug 17, 2014
  • Krishna Janmashtami
  • Fri
  • Aug 29, 2014
  • Ganesh Chathurthi
  • Thu
  • Sep 25, 2014
  • Wed
  • Oct 01, 2014
  • Durgashtami
  • Thu
  • Oct 02, 2014
  • Maha Navami
  • Fri
  • Oct 03, 2014
  • Vijaya Dasami / Dussehra
  • Thu
  • Oct 23, 2014
  • Deewali
  • Mon
  • Oct 27, 2014
  • Nagula Chavithi
  • Mon
  • Nov 03, 2014
  • Day of Ashura
  • Mon
  • Jan 05, 2015
  • Debavisekh purnima, Maghabratarambha And Mahodadhi Arati
  • Sun
  • Jan 04, 2015
  • Purnimara Chandrapuja, Upabasa And Arghyadana
  • Sat
  • Jan 03, 2015
  • Siva Chaturdahi Upabasa and Bedha
  • Wed
  • Jan 07, 2015
  • Rajavisekha
  • Thu
  • Jan 08, 2015
  • Sankata Chaturthi Brata
  • Tue
  • Jan 13, 2015
  • Nabanka Bedha And Masanta
  • Fri
  • Jan 16, 2015
  • Sattila Ekadashi, Olashuni Gumpha Mela And Halanisedha
  • Mon
  • Jan 19, 2015
  • Ratanti Chaturdashi and Sivachaturdashi Upabasa and Bedha
  • Tue
  • Jan 20, 2015
  • Triveni Amabasya And Maa Biraja Devi Janmotsava, Sarana Arambha And Halanis
  • Wed
  • Jan 21, 2015
  • Shree Jagannath Mahaprabhu Padmamukha Besha And Ditiyara Chandra Darshana P
  • Fri
  • Jan 23, 2015
  • Barada Chaturthi
  • Sat
  • Jan 24, 2015
  • Shree Panchami, Sarswati Puja, Srimandira Basanta Utsav And Sarana Sesha
  • Mon
  • Jan 26, 2015
  • Sadharanatantra Utsav, Maghasaptami And Chandrabhaga Tirtha Snana
  • Tue
  • Jan 27, 2015
  • Bhismastami
  • Thu
  • Jan 29, 2015
  • Sudasabrata
  • Fri
  • Jan 30, 2015
  • Bhaimi Ekadashi And Halanisedha
  • Sat
  • Jan 31, 2015
  • Baraha Dwadashi
  • Thu
  • Jan 01, 2015
  • New Years Day
  • Sun
  • Jan 04, 2015
  • Milad - un - Nabi
  • Thu
  • Jan 15, 2015
  • Fri
  • Jan 16, 2015
  • Thiruvalluvar Day
  • Sat
  • Jan 17, 2015
  • Uzhavar Thirunal
  • Mon
  • Jan 26, 2015
  • Republic Day
  • Sat
  • Mar 21, 2015
  • Telugu New Years Day
  • Wed
  • Apr 01, 2015
  • Annual Closing of Accounts for Banks
  • Thu
  • Apr 02, 2015
  • Mahaveer Jayanthi
  • Fri
  • Apr 03, 2015
  • Good Friday
  • Tue
  • Apr 14, 2015
  • Tamil New Years Day and Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Birthday
  • Fri
  • May 01, 2015
  • May Day
  • Sat
  • Jul 18, 2015
  • Ramzan
  • Sat
  • Aug 15, 2015
  • Independence Day
  • Sat
  • Sep 05, 2015
  • Krishna Jayanthi
  • Thu
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Vinayakar Chathurthi
  • Thu
  • Sep 24, 2015
  • Bakrid
  • Fri
  • Oct 02, 2015
  • Gandhi Jayanthi
  • Wed
  • Oct 21, 2015
  • Ayutha Pooja
  • Thu
  • Oct 22, 2015
  • Vijaya Dasami
  • Fri
  • Oct 23, 2015
  • Muharram
  • Tue
  • Nov 10, 2015
  • Wed
  • Dec 23, 2015
  • Milad-un-Nabi
  • Fri
  • Dec 25, 2015
  • Christmas
  • Sun
  • Feb 01, 2015
  • Nityananda Goswami janmotsava
  • Mon
  • Feb 02, 2015
  • Sivachaturdashi Upabasa And Bedha Parikrama
  • Tue
  • Feb 03, 2015
  • Agnutsava Purnima, Srijiyunkara Gajaudharan Besa And Jorandha Mela
  • Thu
  • Feb 12, 2015
  • Masanta
  • Fri
  • Feb 13, 2015
  • Kumbha Sankranti And Halanisedha
  • Sun
  • Feb 15, 2015
  • Pankodhara Ekadashi Upabasa, Brata And Halanisedha
  • Mon
  • Feb 16, 2015
  • Sarana Arambha
  • Tue
  • Feb 17, 2015
  • Sivaratri (Jagara), Upabasa, Brata And Puja
  • Wed
  • Feb 18, 2015
  • Amabasya, Chandrakshya And Nishipalana
  • Fri
  • Feb 20, 2015
  • Ditiyara Chandradarshan, Puja And Brata, Arghyadana And Saranasesa
  • Sat
  • Feb 28, 2015
  • Fagudashami
  • Sun
  • Mar 01, 2015
  • Papansini Ekadashi, Upabasa And Halanisedha
  • Mon
  • Mar 02, 2015
  • Samanya Gobinda dwadashi Snana
  • Wed
  • Mar 04, 2015
  • Baraha Dola, Rajagni and Sivachaturdashi
  • Thu
  • Mar 05, 2015
  • Dola Purnima And Sri Chaityanya Deva Janmatsova,Chandrapuja,Panchatiraj Div
  • Fri
  • Mar 06, 2015
  • Mon
  • Mar 09, 2015
  • Panchu Dola
  • Sat
  • Mar 14, 2015
  • Dasha Dola, Masanta
  • Sun
  • Mar 15, 2015
  • Mina Sankranti And Halanisedha
  • Mon
  • Mar 16, 2015
  • Papamochini Ekadashi, Brata, Sarana Arambha And Halanisedha
  • Wed
  • Mar 18, 2015
  • Baraini Snana And Jatra
  • Thu
  • Mar 19, 2015
  • Snuhi Chaturdashi And Siva Chaturdashi
  • Fri
  • Mar 20, 2015
  • Madhu Amabasya, Basantika Durgadebya Nabadinatmaka Pujarambha
  • Sat
  • Mar 21, 2015
  • Chandra Darshana
  • Wed
  • Mar 25, 2015
  • Basantika SriDurgadebya Bilwabarana
  • Thu
  • Mar 26, 2015
  • Sri Durga Debya Pitha Saptami Puja And Sri Lingaraj Devanka Rukuna Ratha Pr
  • Fri
  • Mar 27, 2015
  • SriSri Lingaraj Debanka Ashokastami Rathayatra, Basantika SriDurgadebya Pit
  • Sat
  • Mar 28, 2015
  • Basantika SriDurgadebya Nabami Puja And Sri Ramnabami
  • Sun
  • Mar 29, 2015
  • Pitha Basantika Dashahara
  • Tue
  • Mar 31, 2015
  • Kamada Ekadashi, Upabasa And Halanisedha

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of India in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
SundaySunJan 14, 2018Jan 14Makar Sankranti / Pongal
FridayFriJan 26, 2018Jan 26Republic Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Maha Shivaratri
FridayFriMar 02, 2018Mar 02Holi
SundaySunMar 18, 2018Mar 18Ugadi / Gudi Padwa
SundaySunMar 25, 2018Mar 25Ram Navami
ThursdayThuMar 29, 2018Mar 29Mahavir Jayanti
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
MondayMonApr 30, 2018Apr 30Budhha Purnima
TuesdayTueMay 01, 2018May 01Labor Day
SaturdaySatJun 16, 2018Jun 16Eid-ul-Fitar
SaturdaySatJul 14, 2018Jul 14Rath Yatra
WednesdayWedAug 15, 2018Aug 15Independence Day
WednesdayWedAug 22, 2018Aug 22Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
SaturdaySatAug 25, 2018Aug 25Onam
SundaySunAug 26, 2018Aug 26Raksha Bandhan
MondayMonSep 03, 2018Sep 03Janmashtami
ThursdayThuSep 13, 2018Sep 13Vinayaka Chaturthi
FridayFriSep 21, 2018Sep 21Muharram
TuesdayTueOct 02, 2018Oct 02Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti
FridayFriOct 19, 2018Oct 19Dussehra / Dasara
WednesdayWedNov 07, 2018Nov 07Diwali / Deepavali
WednesdayWedNov 21, 2018Nov 21Milad un Nabi
FridayFriNov 23, 2018Nov 23Guru Nanak's Birthday
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas