Baltimore Sun

Happy Friendship Day!

Photo credit: Baltimore Sun/Amy Davis
The first Sunday of August is Friendship Day, an occasion that began in 1935. It is celebrated in a number of countries with the exchange of gifts - often flowers.

The official flower for Friendship Day, Danielle Ernest of Proven Winners tells us, is the yellow rose, a symbol of joy, friendship, delight and the promise of new beginnings.

Other "friendship flowers" are the wallflower, periwinkle and geranium.

Give a friend a flower today!