Has your birthday come and gone? Are there no statutory holidays on your horizon?
There’s no need to wait for a day off from school or work to let loose and shake things up a bit. Just go ahead, pick a festivity from another nation or culture, then find your own way to mark that occasion.
As it is, people around the world wear shamrocks, listen to Irish tunes, and eat and drink green food colouring on March 17th. Do we all have ties to Ireland? No, but that doesn’t stop us from whooping it up on St. Patrick’s Day.
It’s easy to find something to celebrate. Take today for example, it’s Cinco de Mayo. That party is no longer just for people in the United States and areas of Mexico. Anyone can get in on the fun.
No matter where you live, add some fiesta to your day today. Olé!
Search online for some mariachi music. Make tacos or fajitas for dinner. Speak Spanish, even if you only remember the limited number of words you learned from “Sesame Street.” Watch a movie starring a Mexican actor (Selma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Anthony Quinn). Invite friends over to take a swing at a piñata. Teach yourself some Mexican dance moves.
If you don’t have time to celebrate today, then go online and explore possibilities for other days. Why this week alone, you’ll note May 9th is Europe Day. Yesterday was Star Wars Day. See, there are countless excuses to revel.
Temporarily adopt another nation, culture or heritage and you’ve instantly found something to celebrate.
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