Friendship Day is celebrated every year, on the first Sunday of August. In 2011, it will be celebrated on August 7th. The day for the occasion was declared by the US congress in 1935. The occasion began as a small event, to commemorate the relation shared by friends. Today, it has taken the shape of a grand festival. Gone are the days, when holidays such as Friendship Day were confined to the westerners. Today, since the world has turned into a global village, people in the rest of the world have adopted Friendship Day wholeheartedly and celebrate it with great enthusiasm, just like any other occasion. I don't think any of us can survive without having at least a true friend in his/her life. And for me that includes my dogs!