International Day of Friendship is observed on 30 July, but India and a few other countries celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August and this year, the day falls on 2 August.

The first World Friendship Day was proposed in Paraguay in 1958 and the special day is celebrated to show how much friends mean to us.

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For children and youth, it is one of the most awaited days of the year to express their feelings to their loved ones. The day is celebrated by exchanging gifts, Friendship Day bands and by hanging out with the loved ones.

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However, with the advancement of technology, e-cards as well as sending messages online have become the trend on Friendship Day.

Check out some best SMS messages and greetings that can be shared with your best friends on Friendship Day 2015 below:

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A single candle can illuminate an entire room.
A true friend lights up an entire lifetime.
Thanks for the bright lights of your friendship.

Thank you for touching my life in ways you may never know.
My riches do not lie in material wealth,
but in having friend like you - a precious gift from God.

A friend is never a coincidence in your life, they are meant to enter your life to bring you joy and laughter. So, I will always treasure the friendship between us.

In a very short time we have become very good friends. I shared great moments with you. We will become true friends. Wish you a very Happy Friendship Day.

Friendship is a network that needs:
no recharge!
no roaming!
no validity!
no activation!
no signal problems!
just don't switch off your heart.!

I find it difficult to find apt words to describe you, you know how much you mean to me. Thank you for being with me throughout my life. Wishing you Happy Friendship Day.

To the world's best friend, who gave me your shoulders when I wanted to weep, who shared time with me during my happy days, who cared me when I was sick, who wanted to make me happy by cracking jokes. You will always be my best friend now and forever. Happy Friendship Day my best buddy.

Friendship is a priceless gift,
That cannot be bought or sold.
But it's value is far greater,
Than a mountain of gold.

In this world, where everything seems uncertain, only one thing is definite. That is you'll always be my friend, beyond words, time and distance! Happy Friendship Day.

Friendships is like wine: it gets better as it grows older. Just like us... I get better, you get older. Happy Friendship day my dear friend

Friends are like having money in the bank account, the longer you keep them, the more they are worth for.

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

I am not a perfect friend for you, but I can assure that I will always be there for you.

I may not make you smile always but I will be best person I could be for you always. Wishing you the best greetings of friendship day.

A true fact - If we had not spoken to strangers, we would not have had any friends in life at all. 

God made us best friends because he knew our parents couldn't handle us as sisters. 

True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.