In April 2011, the United Nations declared 30 July as the Friendship Day, a separate event designed to “strengthen friendship between peoples and cultures.”
Friendship Day was originally conceived by the greeting card company Hallmark in 1919 as a day for friends to exchange cards. In 1940 the celebration was almost gone, but has been revived in recent years, especially in Asian countries like Singapore and Australia.
Friends may be present in times of crisis and celebration, as the death of a loved one or a happy occasion like a wedding. We have friends and family, when we need support, companionship and counseling at different stages of our life.
Friendship is an integral part of our lives and our happiness. Friends come in all shapes and sizes and offer different things. Some friendships are forged in childhood, when people tend to make friends for life.
Friendship Day is a celebration to commemorate friendship worldwide. Such a celebration takes place during the second Sunday of August every year; the goal of this day is to reflect on the friendships that are important to us as individuals.
Scleroderma day is a day to recognize the value of those living with scleroderma and to demand equal treatment and care for patients worldwide.
Scleroderma day is celebrated on June 29 to commemorate the anniversary of the death of the painter Paul Klee who suffered this disease and which currently affects 300 people per million inhabitants and each year there are between 20 and 25 new cases per million people.
Scleroderma awareness Day was created in 2009 at European level to convey to everyone, including the medical community, which means developing this disabling disease. In 2010 it became World Day, joining associations in the United States, Australia, Canada and South American countries among others.
Having a disease that no one has heard of is a solitary experience. When even doctors are not able to identify it, or tell the patient what will happen, the experience becomes even lonelier. This is the case of Scleroderma; look at the pictures and learn a little bit more about it.
Being a true friend is not easy, but worth the effort. It is a joy to have true friends: be with them, chat, help or be helped and enjoy! Although hard, it is worth the effort it takes to be a friend. Next you are going to find lots of cards and pictures to wish that special friend a happy day.