[Ahmedabad, July 29. Image via Getty]

An Indian school girl selects a friendship ring in a shop ahead of Friendship Day in Ahmedabad on July 29, 2009. Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935. Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries including India. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)