This article traces history and origin of Friendship day.

Friendship Day History

Friendship Day History - Friendship Day gained widespread popularity in the U.S.A. in the 1930s. However, much before this, an American greeting card company founder is credited with conceiving the idea. Later, the idea gained popularity in Europe as well but after meeting with resistance, it reemerged in different parts of the world. In a fresh wave of revival, the fervor of celebrating Friendship Day gripped South America and South East Asia including India. A milestone was achieved in 1998, when Winnie the Pooh was declared was declared the official mascot for Friendship Day. The year 2011 witnessed the declaration of the International Friendship Day by the UN General Assembly. While worldwide 30th July has been adopted as the official Friendship Day, the first Sunday of August is associated with Friendship Day celebrations in India.