05 August, 2012

Celebrating...Friendship Day

How appropriate that today is Friendship Day!! I just spent the weekend with the folks that I grew up with in my neighborhood. We spent our grammer school and high school years together and though we are now spread across the city and the country, we got together to celebrate us this weekend. We spent Friday evening bowling and yesterday we spent the day picnicing. It was great looking back at old memories and making new ones (the most outstanding incident of the day is the crazy storm that blew in all of a sudden and how we had to pack it up and move). But through it all, it was wonderful to be a part of a group of friends that have been friends fo so long (we were celebrating out 50th birthdays). A little about Friendship Day (taken from http://www.friendshipday.org) Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935. Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries including India. On this day people spend time with their friends and express love for them. Exchange of Friendship Day Gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition of this occasion. I don't know anyone who personally celebrates Friendship Day, but now you have an entire year, to think of a special way to celebrate your friends. In the meantime, I'd like to thank YOU for your friendship!! Luv Ya!! Pixxa

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