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They say ‘work hard and party harder, but World Party Day is a day where you forget the former and just focus on Partying Hard and celebrating happiness to the fullest. Now that you are here, let’s take you through some fun trivia about what exactly is World Party Day and why is it celebrated.
World Party Day is celebrated on the 3rd of April, every year, since the year 1996. It is also commonly known as P Day and aims to celebrate life at its fullest, in its most social form—Partying.
How did World Party Day come into being?
American Writer Vanna Bonta’s 1995 book titled Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel gives the idea that the whole world is celebrating in sync and harmony in the form of a worldwide party. This idea, presented at the end of the book, not only gathered huge attention and positive feedback from its readership but was so well acknowledged that it came to become an event in history. An event we today refer to as World Party Day, which is a worldwide celebration in the form of mass gatherings/parties that people of different age groups enjoy in different mannerisms.
What does World Party Day signify?
This day is also said to be a celebration of human progress and social change through this progress—whether that be scientific, economic, individual, or world synchronised progress.
Although, on the surface it may just seem like a day where people meet up to Party, this day in itself holds a lot more significance and meaning than that. It embarks a unified movement in celebration of the spirit of humans hood which holds its pillars in society and thus social reality.
Its significance goes much beyond the understanding of what Socialisation and Parties usually are. ‘Party’ here is seen to signify a state of being that is the antonym to the state of ‘War’—two stark opposites. While many people generally count ‘Peace’ as an antonym for war, it is an incorrect representation. Peace only signifies an absence of destructive events like war, while partying celebrates this absence. Therefore, it was through the establishment of World Party Day on the 3rd of April in 1996, that the celebration of this absence of war started to be cherished throughout the world, on this very date every year.
Is World Party Day celebrated throughout the world?
While the title given to the day suggests that it is and that it should be celebrated as a celebration of life, love, peace, harmony, and all things positive, throughout the world, it is an obvious fact that it is a much more popular event in some countries and cities as compared to others. Some places that have been observed to celebrate this day with wholehearted enthusiasm are the United States of America (most regions), Italy, France, India, Korea, Africa, China, Vietnam, England, and Thailand.
Recently, many more Middle Eastern and African regions have started celebrating this day. And with the risk that lives have gone through with this war-like Pandemic, it has been predicted that many more countries will be joining these celebrations in the coming decade, to celebrate life.
What do these celebrations look like throughout the World?
The spirit of the day celebrated not just harmony and peace, but the overall idea of human progress as social beings—and is thus celebrated as one of the biggest socializing events of the year in most countries.
While official celebrations happen through the platform of Radio, where like many other events, this one is also celebrated with full vigour. Unofficial celebrations include massive house parties by teenagers, indoor game nights by families, sophisticated celebrations by the classified elite of the society, and in so many other forms by different people.
No rule of thumb devises a certain way for celebrations of World Party Day. There is no larger political, or socio-economic agenda linked to it as we map it back to its origins in 1996. It is simply a celebration of life that can be embraced in any form, the most potent celebrations of which are seen in the form of parties where people are seen to live in the moment and enjoy every second of the social gathering without worrying about what is to follow.
Even if you are living alone, you can celebrate the day out with friends or even by yourself, nourishing your existence by cherishing every moment of it, celebrating through your little party.
However, there are some large-scale events organised in some countries that celebrate this day on a much larger level. One such event is The Quadrille Dance Parade, which is, as the name suggests, a dance event. It is celebrated at the same time in as many as 36 cities if not more, the number of which is increasing each year. Events like these officialise this day as that of worldwide celebration and enjoyment through partying in various forms like dancing, singing, movie watch parties, and a lot more.
The way you celebrate is up to you—the spirit in your heart with which you do makes all the difference.
Do you celebrate World Party Day? What kind of celebration do you indulge in?
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