The French author & philosopher, Albert Camus, had this simple yet profound take on Friendship:
“Don’t walk in front of me
I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me
I may not lead
Walk beside me and
be my friend’
To honour friends & friendship, a day long celebration – Friendship Day – takes place on the 1st 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.
Our JustBooks library at Bejai, Mangalore celebrated Friendship day in style recently on their premises. Here are some pictures taken on the occasion.