Feeling bored, and not quite ready for work after the long Easter weekend? Well fear not, for I have just the day for you – today, 3 April, is World Party Day!
This day, also known as “P-Day”, is described by Wikipedia as a “synchronised global mass celebration of a better world and the active creation of a desirable reality”. It was started in 1996, and the idea apparently first appeared in a novel by the American writer Vanna Bonta, called “Flight, a Quantum Fiction Novel”. In the book, there was a countdown to a synchronised worldwide celebration aimed at elevated social awareness, that was to take place on 3 April. This inspired readers to organise a real event in 1996. Thanks to the explosion of mass interpersonal communication through social media etc, this has gained in popularity, with millions of people now taking part in organising party events around the world. Apparently one of the bigger of these internationally coordinated events is a so-called “hum-in” to be held at 15h00 Eastern Standard Time.
World Party Day has no religious or political alliances, celebrating the shared universal human right to having fun and living in peace. While the idea of creating a desired reality through shared awareness and synchronised celebration sounds a little airy-flairy and new-agey to me, I cannot fault the underlying desire for world peace and happiness, so I am all for it.
Enjoy the World Party, and may we all live to see better days, particularly those sadly still living in regions ravaged by violence and war.