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Friendship Day

"When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, 'What is it?'
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit."

~ A Time to Talk, Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Friends who are like family, good friends, animal friends, online friends, and even frenemies are cherished on International Day of Friendship! The Friendship tartan was designed to celebrate friendship, connectivity and togetherness. Colours: white represents peace; orange represents positivity and determination; purple represents wisdom, dignity and devotion and pink represents compassion, kindness and hope. 🤝 🐶 🐱 🐹

The concept of a Friendship Day was originally founded by the Hallmark Card company in 1919. It was intended to be a day for people to celebrate their friendship by sending each other cards, but by 1940 the market had dried up, and eventually, it died out completely. 


However, in 1998 Winnie the Pooh was named the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations, and in April 2011, the United Nations officially recognized the  30th July as International Friendship Day; although many countries celebrate a national friendship day on the first Sunday of August!


This friendly tartan was designed by Jamie McGeecham with the following registry notes: The Friendship tartan was designed to celebrate friendship, connectivity and togetherness. Colours: white represents peace; orange represents positivity and determination; purple represents wisdom, dignity and devotion and pink represents compassion, kindness and hope.


For an treatise on the evolutionary origins of friendship, click the poster of human and animal friend, contemplating the purple twilight.