Friendship Day is one of the most eagerly awaited days of the year as it is dedicated to friends and the spirit of friendship. The day is celebrated across the world and has been pretty prevalent in India for quite some time now. Friendship Day was created by the greeting card companies to increase the sale of their merchandise but invariably it became a popular day to celebrate the bond that is shared between friends. Today, with the advent of social media Friendship Day has become a major celebration across the world over. Schools, colleges and even offices in India adhere to this day and go all out to celebrate with much pomp and fervor with parties and get-togethers. Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in the month of August and hence this year it falls on August 6, 2017.

Friends are the people who come into your life of their own accord. They are not related by blood and hence are not relatives or family members, but they are the ones with whom life becomes a bed of roses and a happy place to be. Even if you’re in the deepest of shits and have a friend beside you then the ordeal becomes less painful. Most of our lives fondest memories are with friends and we always need to lean on someone when we are in pain or grieving. Having a warm friend with whom you connect is such a blessing that the feeling is hard to describe. Friends are soul mates who know your deepest secret and the worst behavior and habit and still take you the way you are, even a spouse doesn’t come that close. Friendship Day 2017 Date: Importance, History & Significance of Wishing Your Friends ‘Happy Friendship Day’ on This Special Occasion

So in honour of all the true friendships in the world here is a list of things that you can do to celebrate Friendship Day with your friends.

1.Friendship Day Sleepover Party

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This is the best way to ring in this day dedicated to friends. Call all your crazy friends home, stock junk food like wafers, popcorn, burgers, colas, ice cream. Have a movie marathon with your favourite films. Play your favourite songs and groove to the beats. Stock up on wine, booze and your favourite liquor and party the night away.

2.Plan a get-together at your college or school

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Most everlasting friendships are built in schools or colleges. Even though we grow into adults we still hold dear to the bonds made during these formative years. So get your old gang together at your college ‘adda’ or school bus stop and while away reminiscing your best years with old tomfoolery and funny incidents that made you burst into fits of laughter.

3.Weekend Getaways

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Since Friendship Day is celebrated on a Sunday, it is the perfect time to ring in the special day at some happy and carefree location where you can unwind with your friend. Enjoy the locales, gorge on delicious food and indulge in some adventure activities.

4.Treks or Adventure Sports

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If you and your friend are the adventurous types then go on a trek or take up some adventure sports like parasailing, bungee jumping, river rafting or kayaking to celebrate Friendship Day.

5.Activities in town

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Go for activities and events which are happening around town like maybe a book fair, story-telling session, playing games in an arcade, taking up cookery or baking session, joining an art class or a theatre workshop. The idea is to have fun together while doing things which are of common interest; this might bring back cool memories of school and college.

6.Bond during a match

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Go for a cricket match or the sport that you love. Root for your team and yell your lungs out cheering the players and each other.

7.Camping Out

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Take out that tent that is gathering dust and head out in your SUV and camp out in the wilderness. Pitch your own tent, catch your own fish, light your camp fire and sing old motley songs around the campfire while regaling each other with funny stories.

8.Plan a road trip

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Gather your gang and go on a road trip. Nothing brings people closer than sharing a journey. Take cue from the movies and head out with your car with a tanker full, map and adventure in your heart on unknown roads.

These were a few ideas which you could use to celebrate Friendship Day. If you have any of your own cool suggestions, then do write in to us in the comments section below.