Music is a valuable element in many aspects of our lives. We’ve discussed music at sporting events before. Celebrations are another aspect of our lives at which music is an important element.
Celebrations are a meaningful part of the fabric of our society. They allow us to come together as a community, and partake in the joy and merriment commonly found in these kinds of social gatherings. Music can be an essential part of these social activities, since it is so often a group event, and can become the central aspect of many celebrations. As well, music communicates across cultures and languages, unifying people from different backgrounds and experiences.
The music used at celebrations is often seeped in tradition, such as singing Happy ‘Birthday to someone, or joining in carols at Christmas time. The music at celebrations can also have important personal significance, such as the pieces used at a wedding, or a festival.
Enjoying music together can even be a celebration in and of itself, such as a concert or a musical!