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How to Celebrate Friendship Day

Friendship Day, celebrated on the first Sunday in August, is a special day for celebrating the role of friends in one's life and for paying tribute to them.


  • Step 1: Reach out Reach out to a friend in another country. Friendship Day is now an international event.
  • Step 2: Exchange cards Exchange cards with friends. It is also traditional to exchange flowers and gifts.
  • TIP: Gift card companies often have promotional campaigns at the time of Friendship Day.
  • Step 3: Exchange wristbands Exchange friendship wristbands with a special friend. Girls also exchange friendship bracelets.
  • Step 4: Read Winnie the Pooh Locate a copy of A.A. Milne's children's book Winnie the Pooh. In 1997, the United Nations declared Pooh the world's ambassador of friendship.
  • Step 5: Throw a party Throw a party. Friendship Day is often celebrated by young people with boisterous parties. And while friendship is not just for the young, having a youthful spirit can help in any celebration among friends.
  • FACT: American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, "The only way to have a friend is to be one."

You Will Need

  • Remembrance
  • Friend from another country
  • Cards
  • flowers
  • or gifts
  • Wristband or bracelet
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Party

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