Friendship day.Sunday, 1 August 2010: Friendship is one of the most beautiful relationships that has evolved since the beginning of the human race. Other than immediate blood relations, friends are the most valued persons in ones life. Friendship usually develops with the same age groups with more or less identical nature and interests. Friends usually spend whatever time they find in pursuing their common interests, confiding in each other about their joys and sorrows and coming to the help of those who are in need emotionally or otherwise. It is but natural that one particular day in a year has been set aside to celebrate this beautiful relationship.
The first Sunday in the month of August has been designated as the Friendship Day. This year, Sunday being on 1 August, 2010, the first day of the month, Friendship Day is being celebrated throughout the world on 1 August.
The tradition of celebrating Friendship Day began in 1935 when the US Congress decided to dedicate a day in the honour of friends. It is not known exactly what were the reasons that went into the making of this day. However in retrospect, it may be said that the the world scenario of those times had something to do with this idea of friendship Day. With the devastating effects of the First World War still showing and increasing hostilities, mistrust and hatred between countries providing the perfect conditions for another imminent war, there was a greater need for friendship and understanding not only among nations but also among individuals.GINEESH KUMAR wishes a Happy Friendship Day to all our esteemed readers and well-wishers who are our valued friends.