Consecutive Friendship Day & Raksha Bandhan: Tough 48-hours for one-sided lovers

While people across India celebrate the Friendship day today, and the country gears up for the auspicious event of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ tomorrow, one sided lovers are set to face difficult times in this ‘brutal’ 48 hours. While to mark the Friendship day as a special one, friends tie wrist bands to express love and care for their besties, brothers across India take an oath to protect their sisters during the ‘Raksha Bandhan. Evidently, one-sided lovers’ desperate attempts to impress their crush will have to go through tough paths during these two days, as their heart-throbs will be well protected by friends and brothers for at least these 48 hours.

Observed on the first Sunday of August every year, Friendship day is celebrated to mark the special relationship between friends across the country. Started first in 1935, the special day is celebrated on different dates in different countries across the globe. The World Friendship Crusade first proposed the International Friendship Day in 1958 in several South American countries, particularly in Paraguay. However, later the General Assembly of the United States declared July 30 as the day to observe friendship. On this special day, friends across the country tie wrist bands and gifts flowers and greeting cards to their besties. And with the advancement of digital media, social networking sites shower with wishes and greetings from almost every corner of the country.

Marking the auspicious day of Shravan Purnima, brothers and sisters across India gear up to celebrate their special bonds observing the day as Raksha Bandhan. The days is marked as a special one in the year, as siblings celebrate the bond of love and care for each other. While the sisters tie thread or bands around their brothers’ wrist, the brothers instead take the oath to protect their sisters from all wrongs and evils.

Coincidentally, this year the Friendship Day and Raksha Bandhan are observed on two consecutive days, August 6 and August 7, making it tough for one-sided lovers to try careless nuisance.

By Priyam Mukhopadhyay

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