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Friendship day 2010

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friendship day, history and it's significance.
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  • 1. By your friend K.Ragunath
  • 2.
    • U.S
    • Other countries
    • Following the popularity and success of Friendship Day in US, several other countries adopted the tradition of dedicating a day to friends.
    • Today, Friendship Day is enthusiastically celebrated by several countries across the world including India.
    • Considering the valuable role friends play in our life it was deemed to fit to have a day dedicated to friends and friendship.
    • The United States Congress, in 1935, proclaimed first Sunday of August as the National Friendship Day.
    • Since then, celebration of National Friendship Day became an annual event
  • 3. Importance
    • Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  
      • Mahabharata
    • Lord Krishna demonstrates the many colors of friendship - affection, romance, brotherhood, protection, guidance, intimacy and even teasing. Friendship is all about these and much more.
    •  
      • In Bible
  • 4. Significance
    • True friendship is about putting your feet up and knowing that someone is there to bail you out when the world might walk out on you.
    • Besides, as a support system in today's hectic world, friends are the most reliable sources for social, intellectual and creative stimulations.
    • Most often friends understand us, just by looking at us or hearing our voice.
    • This heart-to-heart bonding is what makes friendship so exclusive, setting it apart from all other relationships.
  • 5. Significance of Friendship Day
  • 6. Friendship Day in India
  • 7. In Schools and Colleges
    • Friendship Day celebrations are particularly marked in schools and colleges in India.
    • Children make Friendship Day Cards or other special gift to thank their friends for their wonderful presence in their life.
    • Exchange of Friendship Bands is the other most prominent feature of Friendship Day celebrations.
    • Friends vie with each other as to who gets the most stylish band or who gets the maximum number of bands.
    • In several colleges, special programs are also organized to mark the occasion.
    • Most of these programs and events intend to give youth an opportunity to dance and sing with friends and have a good time.
  • 8. Friendship Day Parties
  • 9. Commercialization of Friendship Day
  • 10. Friendship Day Gift Ideas
  • 11. Bands
  • 12. Flowers
  • 13. When is Friendship Day?
    • Celebrate Friendship Day 2010 on August 1, Sunday
    • To celebrate this noble feeling it was deemed fit to have a day dedicated to friends and friendship.
    • Accordingly, first Sunday of August was declared as a holiday in US in honor of friends by a Proclamation made by US Congress in 1935.
    • Since then, World Friendship Day is being celebrated every year on the first Sunday in the month of August
  • 14. Friendship Day Quotes
    • Feel the essence and worth of true friendship with these golden Friendship Quotes.
    • Coming straight from the heart of some of the most celebrated writes, personalities and loyal friends, these soft and sentimental lines on friends and friendship will make you think more fondly about your friends.
  • 15.  
  • 16. Friendship Day E-Cards
  • 17. Advantages of Sending Friendship Day Cards
  • 18. Friendship Day Flowers
  • 19. Tradition of Gifting Yellow Rose on Friendship Day
    • Popularity of yellow rose as a Friendship Day flower has grown up tremendously over the years.
    • Every year on Friendship Day florists do extensive marketing for the promotion of Yellow Rose as a friendship flower.
    • idea seems to have caught up with youth as they exchange bouquets of Yellow Roses with all their friends.
    • Tradition of exchanging single buds of yellow rose is also quite popular amongst youth across the world.
    • No wonder, price of yellow rose escalates sharply on Friendship Day.
  • 20. Friendship Activities and Ideas of Celebration
  • 21. Activities
    • Make it a point to call or SMS every one of your friends, old and new, on Friendship Day to let them know you care.
    • Write your friend a web page to express your friendship online
    • Ring up a radio station and dedicate a song to Friendship Day and your friends!
  • 22. ACTIVITIES
    • Buy your friend a ticket to the theatre so you can enjoy a great show together. If you can't afford this, downscale to the movies!
    • Give your friend a Friendship Bracelet (made or bought) to symbolize your friendship.
    • Grab a camera or visit a photo studio and take some photos of you and your friends enjoying yourselves!
    • This is beautiful way to preserve memory.
  • 23. GROUP SNAPS
  • 24. More Thoughtful Friendship Activities
    • Prepare a CD or a cassette that features all the songs that define your friendship or ones that you just happen to mutually like!
    • Submit a Friendship Tribute to your friend to be posted on the web.
    • Do call all those old friends you haven't spoken to in ages. Remember the girl scout motto - "Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold"!
    • Send your dear friends an online Friendship greeting and add a special message.
    • Make a special friendship book for your best friend. You may include photos, quotes and poetry telling your friends how special they are.
  • 25. Thoughtful activities
    • Invite your closest buddies over for a sleepover! Rent some movies, plan out games and arrange for chips, chocolate, cold-drinks and other goodies! If possible bring some blankets outside and watch the stars.
    • You may also plan a special day with your best friend or friendship group.
    • A picnic is always a fun idea, and great for all ages. If your group loves adventure you may plan activities such as bowling, golf, boating, river-rafting, cricket or going to the beach.
    • If you are all busy during the day, plan to go out to dinner with your friends. Dress up in your finest and have a fun night that's different and rocking.
    • If possible host a Friendship Dinner Party at your home!
  • 26. Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. "
  • 27. FRIENDS
  • 28.