Amazing Facts About The Raksha Bandhan & Friendship Day
Rakhi is always tied on the right wrist.
Rakhi is not only made up of thread but also made up of raw cotton, silk thread, and gold, silver item.
During the times of British rule in India, Rakhi was promoted by Rabindranath Tagore, to promote peace and harmony between communities.
One of the oldest references of Rakhi goes back to 300 BC, during the time when India had been invaded by Alexander.
For the year 2020, Raksha Bandhan will fall on 3rd August.
In 1935, the United States Congress announced the first Sunday of August as the National Friendship Day and declared it to be a holiday in honour of friends.
The immortal song "With a Little Help from My Friends" by Beatles, that deals with the theme of friendship, was released in 1967.
In 1997, the United Nations named Winnie - the Pooh, the famous cartoon character as the world's Ambassador of Friendship.
On 27th April 2011, the General Assembly of United Nations declared 30th July as the International Friendship Day.
Women's Friendship Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of September to remember the importance of women friends in a woman's life.
In a lifetime, you make 396 friends, but only 1 out of 12 friendships lasts.
Not having any friends can be dangerous to your health.
Your brain reacts the same way when you are in danger and when a friend is.
It is scientifically proven that the company of good friends reduces stress in life.
Friendship is the emotion babies recognise even before they start walking or talking.