Friendship Day 2019: One might meet their friends every day, but it is only fair to set aside a day to celebrate this precious bond. Greeting cards, for long, have commercialised the day. On Friendship Day, scores of greeting cards are available in the market, each adorned with lovely designs and containing heartfelt wishes. Every year the first Sunday in the month of August is celebrated as Friendship Day. This year it falls on August 4.
This unique bond has often been portrayed and celebrated in films and immortalised by actors. Films like Sholay, Yaraana and Amar Akbar Anthony present tender, compelling stories of friendship and remain relevant owing to how the warmth of the bond never ceases to be endearing, reports The Indian Express.The day is quite popular in metro cities. In fact, its effect can be witnessed even in the II-tier cities. In several cities, people commemorate this day by meeting each other and exchanging gifts and pleasantries. Several places offer discounts and even sell Friendship Day customised gift boxes, consisting of bracelets, bands and jewellery items. It is also a common practice to gift flowers.
Happy friends having fun with fire sparkles – Young people millennials camping at picnic after sunset – Young people enjoying wine at summer barbecue party – Youth friendship concept on night moodMany clubs and restaurants also dole out offers and discounts. They are frequented by people to spend time with their friends as well as to enhance the celebratory mood of the day.