Earth Day is a very special holiday that celebrates the beauty and majesty of the planet on which we are lucky enough to dwell, and Earth Day provides us as a society with a chance to talk about the importance of protecting our environment in a large scale public forum. The fact that Earth Day gives us all an opportunity to consider how we are impacting the Earth and how we can make our lives less harmful to the planet is one of the reasons why Earth Day is so important. However, there is a lot more to Earth Day than hugging trees and talking about solar power. One of the most important reasons to look forward to the Earth Day date on your calendar this year is a very simple reason that has very little to do with environmental responsibility or social change. That reason is that Earth Day is a lot of fun.
Earth Day 2005 certainly brought many of the same splendid celebrations, events, and rituals that every Earth Day brings. The annual observance of Earth Day is a relatively new phenomenon, which means that new traditions are being created each time the Earth Day date rolls around, so in addition to these classic celebrations the Earth Day 2005 brought marked the beginning of many new kinds of parties and events. The fact that every Earth Day brings something new is part of the appeal of this exciting and relatively new secular holiday.
Among the many kinds of Earth Day festivities there are offerings for all five senses that are sure to delight people of all ages from the smallest children to the most wizened members of the senior set. A lot of Earth Day celebrations take place outside. This makes a lot of sense, as Earth Day is all about communing with nature and appreciating the wonders of the natural world. For this reason, almost any kind of Earth Day event that can feasibly be held outside will be. Common outdoor Earth Day events include street fairs and farmers markets packed with vendors who make their living by displaying and selling the luscious wares that only Mother Earth could design and produce. Other Earth Day events that often take place under the sunny skies of Earth Day afternoon include free concerts that are open to all members of the public, and poetry readings that focus on writers who create work that relates to the beauty of the natural world or to the importance of understanding and appreciating nature in some way. From music to poetry to foodstuffs, Earth Day is a truly vibrant festival that celebrates many of the best aspects of human life on Earth in the modern age.
Although Earth Day is a holiday that is meant primarily to celebrate the beauty of the Earth and the environment, the impression that many Earth Day celebrations will leave you with is likely to include much more than a feeling of goodwill towards plants, clean air, and clear water. In fact, many people feel that Earth Day brings out the best in human nature. As much as Earth Day is a celebration of the natural world and the environment, each Earth Day celebration also provides us as a society with an opportunity to appreciate some of the greatest treasures that humanity has to offer. Earth Day is a celebration of every living thing from the tiniest microscopic specimen of plankton that swims through the deep oceans to the tallest redwood tree that towers over the California landscape and everything in between the two, including human beings.