When is Friendship Day 2016, Friendship Day 2016 Date

When is Friendship Day 2016?


Happy Friendship Day 2016 Date - August 7 (Sunday)


International Friendship Day 2016 Date - July 30 (Saturday)


Friendship day is celebrated across the globe in respect to a great relation known as friendship. This time of the year, we should take time out from our busy schedules and celebrate the bond of friendship. You can tell your friends how much you love and take care of him/her. If you want to know when is friendship day 2016 or when is friendship day celebrated or friendship day date in India or friendship day date in UK or friendship day date in US or rest of the world, the answer is in the month of August. The Friendship day is celebrated on the first Sunday in the month of August. The bond of friendship holds a special place in the hearts of everybody, especially the youngsters celebrate the friendship day by gifting their friends some beautiful gifts like flowers, chocolates, friendship bands and greeting cards for friends etc. Friendship Day 2016 date is 7th August. What was a bond of special relation between friends is now a global festival. We have given here the list of Friendship day dates for 2016 to 2030.

YEAR Friendship Day
2016 August 7
2017 August 6
2018 August 5
2019 August 4
2020 August 2
2021 August 1
2022 August 7
2023 August 6
2024 August 4
2025 August 3
2026 August 2
2027 August 1
2028 August 6
2029 August 5
2030 August 4

Best Friends Day is celebrated on June 8 each year. Friendship is the natural form appreciated by everyone across the world. Today all friends worldwide are connected to each other and share their special bond of love, care and friendship through social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Tagalog, Flickr, Youtube, Google Plus, Twitter, Pinterest. Sending Friendship Day Quotes, Friendship Day Messages, Friendship Day wallpapers and Friendship Day pictures through whatsapp is now the talk of the time. Through whatsapp and facebook etc., friends can recollect the sweet and memorable time spent together. True friends are really hard to find, if you have true friends, they may mean the world to you along with your family.

Celebrating the tradition of Friendship Day is an honour and people the world over celebrate it with different customs. For example,

    National Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August.
    Women's Friendship Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in August
    International Friendship Month is February
    Old Friends, New Friends Week is celebrated in the third week of May
    Official International Friendship Day by United Nations is on July 30

Friendship Day Celebration Ideas


You can let your friends know how much they are important to you. You can celebrate this beautiful day of friendship by organising a friendship party at home or nearby reasturant. You can take the help of special quotes for friends to welcome them, offer friendship day bands. You can celebrate the day of friendship by going outside and playing games like volleyball, football, swimming, rugby etc. You can prepare a nice short album of your best pals with pics from your childhood and recollect the sweet memories associated. Gifting your friend a beautiful friendship day wallpaper can't be ignored.

Friendship Day Gift Ideas


Friendship Day Gift Ideas should be such which shows the love and warmth of the relation, it might not be the expensive one though. Here we have mentioned some of the good friendship day gifts for your best friend, friendship day gifts for girlfriend, friendship day gifts for her, friendship day gifts for him, friendship day gifts for boyfriend, friendship day gift for husband, friendship day gift for wife.
-The best friendship day gift could be Friendship Bands and friendship bracelets that are available in the market as well as online stores for girls and boys both, it shows the warmth of the relation when tied on the wrist of your friend act as a token of your love, respect and compassion for him or her.
-Flowers are the perfect Friendship Day Gift item. By gifting flowers, you can express your emotions quite easily. If you are not sure which flowers to send or gift to your friend, choose the yellow flowers on friendship day as they are recognised on this day of frienship.
-You may also go for the cute and attractive gift pieces made of glass, wood or metal.
-Gifting Chocolates to your loved friends can make them smile ASAP. Chocolates hold a special place in the hearts and shows the other person how much you adore them.
-Gifting Soft toys or cartoons is one of the best trends of friendship day.
-An inspirational book or a CD is one of the best bets of friendship day.
-For some people, gifting their long time friend a beautiful Photo frame or photo album can recreate the sweet memories spent together.

Friendship Day in US


The United States Congress, proclaimed first Sunday of August as the National Friendship Day in 1935. After that, National Friendship Day or International Friendship Day is an annual affair with the US. As friendship is something natural and a noble thought of honoring this relation of friendship soon turn out to be a special day of frienship now known popularly as the festival of friendship or friendship day.

A day dedicated to a special bond known as Friendship took the world by storm and after the tradition of celebrating national friendship day in US, many countries gave a day for the friends. Friendship Day thus came into being into the whole world and people all over the globe celebrate this International Friendship day with much fanfare and enthusiasm including India.

United Nations named Winnie - the Pooh as the world's Ambassador of Friendship in the year 1997.

In Bible also, the importance of friendship is laid upon.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
“Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13-15

True friends are really hard to find and when the whole world moves away from you, your true friend still walks down with you. There are some things which we can't share with our parents, brothers and sisters, teachers as well as kids, we can share them with friends. Only a true friend understand you and you will find it easy to communicate with him/her. They are your best buddies. We must take this oppurtunity to celebrate Friendship Day with our best pals by gifting them some beautiful presents for friendship day to make them feel special for their holding a special bond called as friendship and let them know how much you care and understand them.

Friendship Day in India


The day of Friendship is something natural to Indians. The roots of Friendship are there since ages. Famous Hindu epic "Mahabharata" informs about the many facets of friendship in the form of Lord Krishna and Sudama, Lord Krishna and Draupadi etc.

In India, people from all walks of life especially youngsters and students celebrate the Friendship Day enthusiastically. Friendship Day festival is dedicated to the best of friends in India. Spending time together like watching a latest movie together, having a cup of coffee, dining in an awesome reasturant/hotel, going together for a small trip is common in India. Here, youngsters send each other friendship day messages and beautiful quotes on friendship day to their special loving friends via whatsapp, facebook, sending SMS and gifts etc. to celebrate Happy Friendship Day. In schools also, special Friendship cards are prepared and exchange friendship bands. People also send online delivery of flowers to friends, sending gifts online through Amazon etc.

Along with United States and India, countries like Argentina also celebrate Friends Day, Brazil celebrates Friends Day on April 18, Paraguay on July 30, Peru celebrates Friendship Day on the first Saturday in July.

National Friendship Day Quotes


"The International Day of Friendship is an important opportunity to confront the misunderstandings and distrust that underlie so many of the tensions and conflicts in today's world. It is a reminder that human solidarity is essential to promoting lasting peace and fostering sustainable development." - UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon, 2013.

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together." - Woodrow Wilson

"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." - Muhammad Ali

More Quotes on Friendship Day