Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Right to Celebrate

We honor, mark, glorify, and exalt,
when we celebrate.
We magnify a person, an idea, or an event,
something with extra-special meaning to us,
We do this to raise and maintain our awareness of it.
We celebrate with a rite, 
an action that signifies the celebrated.




When and how would you choose to celebrate what? 


32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Famous poet Emily Dickinson once wrote "That it will never come again, Is what makes life so sweet." A celebration may be ritually once a year, but the time spent to give it interest is not always the same. Nothing is ever the same. Celebration is a reminder of that. Celebrations are spent in merriment. People forget their worries for a moment to remember that something significant happened this day a long time ago, and that is how it may be seen for us many years from now, so let us not forget who these people were, because we would not wish to be forgotten.

I would spend any celebration with family and friends, dancing until our feet hurt, drinking until we laugh nonstop, and eating until we are too full to move, just enjoying each others company.

L.A.R.

Anonymous said...

The Fourth of July is one of Americas favorite celebrations because it represents the right to freedom for each and every individual. It is a day we observe, remember and pay respect to our forefathers that fought for these rights.
We also celebrate birthdays in honor of a life, weddings in glory of love, accomplishments in praise of hard work, and many more.
-Ana DM

Anonymous said...

Celebrations have existed for many years in the history of the human race. It seems like humans have always made an effort to never forget what's important for them by celebrating in honor of those or what they care about. Celebrations are not only about National events, like the 4th of July, they could be as simple as the celebration of a birthday, the birth of a baby, or the arrival of somebody special into our lives. My favorite celebration is, without a doubt, New Year's Eve. Since I was very little my family has celebrated this date with huge excitement, bringing us closer together each year. I declare the right to celebrate! D.C.R

Anonymous said...

You should celebrate only if you are proud of something that was accomplished! When people work hard it is so they can achieve something, and celebrate it in a fashion they would like. If you take away the rite to celebrate there would be no reason to work hard.
J.M.

Anonymous said...

I try to celebrate every accomplishment or goal I reach.It does not have to be nothing fancy, a good BBQ or just a couple of drinks with my loved ones does the trick. It's like saying this step is done let's move on to the next.

Carlos

Anonymous said...

It is my belief that in modern society, the right to celebrate is being abused. People see holidays as an excuse to do whatever they please. A good example is Memorial Day. This holiday has become notorious with death because of the heavy drinking that goes on during this day. When people lose focus of what they are celebrating, it stops being a celebration and becomes disrespectful.
J.F.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with J.F. I think people as a society have lost what true celebration is about, instead made it as an excuse for their agenda. I myself attended a childs birthday party once only to find a few kids playing and a ton of adults drinking.

Monica C.

MSM15 said...

We all have the right to celebrate what is important and special to us. I celebrate significant occasions like another year of life, independence day, an accomplishment, etc with all of my friends and family. We like to share and have fun with a lot of food, drink in a responsible way.
-MSM15

Anonymous said...

Celebration exist in my opinion, to give people a little break from reality and plus, they're fun. Every single person has the right to celebrate, whether or not, they are willing to enjoy the celebration is on them.

Shani A.

Anonymous said...

I, too, strongly agree with J.F. If we are going to celebrate - then celebrate what is of true meaning to each and everyone of us, and not conforming to fit in with society. F.G.

Anonymous said...

Everyone has the right to celebrate, whether it’s from a sporting event, a holiday, a birthday, or just any small triumph. The way you go about celebrating these certain situations is the real issue. You should always be respectful and understanding of the moment which now- a-days rarely happens.

P.Picone

Anonymous said...

The right to celebrate is very special. It is a way of feeling achievement. It is a reward we have earned with our hard work and dedication. We can celebrate for a good grade, championship, or just any type of victory.
ACA

Anonymous said...

To celebrate is an expression of freedom. I celebrate life every single day. Celebrating makes life happier and it gives it that special touch! -MV

Anonymous said...

If I won the Lottery tomorrow, I would surely celebrate my good fortune. This is something that doesn’t happen every day. It is a personal right to celebrate an occasion, a birthday, an anniversary, or something that is special to us. I believe that the most joyful celebration is when we celebrate from the heart and not from the mind. By: L.J.B.R.

Anonymous said...

When I wake up and realize that I am alive, i feel like this is a reason to celebrate. I celebrate by taking a moment everyday to participate in some activity that I would partake in if I were to die tomorrow. I do this because life is a gift and you never know when it will be taken away from you. Celebrate by living a moment of your day like its your last.
poPcOrN

Anonymous said...

There is always a reason to celebrate. We spend our whole life celebrating. We celebrate a new life, birthdays, marriages, divorces, first days of school, last day of school, holidays. Celebrations are positive events which brings families and friends together. Life is a continue celebration, so let’s not stop celebrating.A.L.

Anonymous said...

Because celebration is where joy and pride meet, the right to celebration is supported by the right to joy and the right to pride. However, this right is bounded by the right to compassion concerning when and where it is expressed. Celebrating can sometimes be hurtful to others even when a person's intentions are pure.
-A.B.

N.Cruz said...

I once heard Oprah say, “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Celebrating life and living should be an essential celebration. It is not only about what you have accomplished, but also about your struggles. Ironically, overcoming a struggle is an accomplishment and that should also be celebrated. A stressful week at work at should be rewarded and celebrated. A form of celebration would be happy hour or even with some shopping therapy. I declare the right to celebrate.

Anonymous said...

The right to celebrate is the same as the right to freedom the right to speech and the right to the magical. Fourth of July as an example is the day we gained our independence it definitely calls for a day to celebrate its magical and makes us feel free. Celebration is also a time to rejoice, be happy and escape the real world for the amount of time you are celebrating. Of course we cant live day by day just celebrating but it definitely works out to recharge ones battery. -J.J.V.

Anonymous said...

Celebrating is my excuse to get the whole family together which is great! I strongly believe in celebrating birthdays; I am thankful when a loved one makes it through another chapter in his or her life. Etel

A.N.A. said...

I completely agree with J.F. and Monica C. that often times celebration in itself is abused or mistreated. Celebration has evolved into a statement of social status. Like myself, a friend of mine is getting married very soon and upon discussing wedding plans the friend mentioned how appalled she was that the venue had their company logo engraved on the dinner plates. This shocked me to a certain degree because not only had she noticed such a tiny letter M, but she had been upset about it! When I told my fiancé about it the "grave issue" her reaction was, "Who in the world cares? They're supposed to be celebrating the marriage not mulling over plates! How ridiculous." That made me smile.

Anonymous said...

Life is too short to not celebrate, especially the simplicity of happinness...Sometimes a celebration can center us such as soul searching. Celebrations are pauses in time, moment in history, and bring family/friends together. Although it can be looked as a social status, it is very well needed.

-G.R.

Anonymous said...

The right to celebrate is a lot like the right to laughter, it brings happiness, we all celebrate different occasions but at the end of the day, we all come as one with joy.
CR

Anonymous said...

Some people celebrate every little thing in life, while others stick with celebrating the official holidays. I agree that everyone should have the right to celebrate whatever holidays they would like to. SJB

D.Zabala said...

I celebrate holidays, accomplishments, and most of all life. All of my celebrations have a different meaning and size of importance to me. I do not have a guideline or follow a standard from society as to what I can celebrate. If I have an urge to celebrate something that feels good in my heart then I just go ahead and do it.

Anonymous said...

It seems in some places that many are prone to celebrating any and every thing these days. Very few truly realize what they are celebrating or simply do not care. History, family, and accomplishments are celebrations that are now empty due to the loss of respect that they once had. Even now, real accomplishments are no longer needed to celebrate ones self. With so many empty celebrations around, it must be difficult to see a situation that truly deserves to be celebrated.

Sheeda M.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the right to celebrate. Everyone should have the right to celebrate, whether it is part of their religion or a part of who they are as a person or whether it is for someone who has passed away, it should not matter how anyone wants to celebrate, well as long as no one gets hurt; whether it is happiness, joy, rejoice, sadness or mourning everyone should have this right.
Chelsea. M.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the right to celebrate because when we celebrate we honor our accomplishments and special events. It doesn't matter what we celebrate. We can celebrate the birth of a child or freedom of a nation, the point is to rejoice and make new memories from these events.-D.E.C.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the right to celebrate. We celebrate patriotic dates to REMEMBER and as Ana DM said: "We also celebrate birthdays in honor of a life, weddings in glory of love, accomplishments in praise of hard work, and many more." Kelly Rowland, one of the founding members of the American girl group Destiny's Child said: "I think the most beautiful thing is that we're not parting because there were problems. We're parting because we're celebrating each others' growth." And with that I understand growth of both types: physically and spiritually.
MVTH

Anonymous said...

Celebration is one of the most beautiful things we can do together whether it is with family, friends, community, nation, and sometimes even with the whole world at the same time we celebrate a day. It brings us together and this right reminds us that we can have fellowship with other people outside our own group of friends for example. To celebrate something or someone also brings joy to those who are part of it and to the ones that are celebrated. O.V.

Anonymous said...

Celebration gives us the opportunity to share joyful memories with people we appreciate. It gives us the chance to laugh and relieve stress from our everyday routine. It lets us appreciate the little things in life. -ABL

Anonymous said...

Celebrating brings forth joy and pride along with many other feelings that helps one acknowledges triumphs for example; what has been won or achieved. By doing so it gives spirits to go on and continue to try and come out on top to conquer any obstacle.
AG