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Friendship Day 2011 Date: August 7 2011 / July 30

Bangalore: 1 August 2011: Friendship Day 2011 will be celebrated across the world on August 7, 2011.

Traditionally the first Sunday of August is celebrated as Friendship Day. Last year Friendship Day was celebrated on August 1st and in 2012 it will be celebrated on August 5th.

The day which was celebrated earlier using exchange of friendship bands and greeting cards has now popularised via social networks.

However 30th July was first proposed as World Friendship Day in 1958. This day was celebrated as Friendship day in most of the South American countries till now. On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nation has declared July 30 as official International Friendship Day. This has evoked a confusion on which has to be celebrated as the 'real' friendship day.

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