There is not much literature or history on Friendship Day.However, there are numerous folktales, biblical stories and several instance inmythological legends that shows that friends and friendship have been valuedsince the beginning of civilized world. For one of the bible verses states,
"Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay downhis life for his friends."
In the year 1935 the United States Congress announced thefirst Sunday of August as the National Friendship Day. It was initially declareda holiday in honor of friends. From then on, world joins together to celebrateFriendship Day with much enthusiasm and fervor.
it is doubtful card sellers earned billions even though that is what the greeting card companies have earned over the years from the enormous sales of these cards over the years.
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