Occasions to celebrate around the globe by people that are usually important in our life. Celebrating different occasions marks a milestone in an individual’s life.
I have listed here on the most popular occasions around the world. It is not mentioned by ranking but rather randomly.
Humans are born on a certain date, hour, minute, place and whatever you call it. We are born equally without clothes. We certainly have a birthdate to celebrate in our life. Even you just picked your date of birth, you still have one.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Couples who got married marks the day of the wedding day. The day that they are officially together and the day they said their “I DO’S, for better or for worse, for richer and for poor, ’til death do us part”.
DEATH ANNIVERSARY: It is when someone we loved dearly or someone closed to us have passed and in the afterlife. Some people celebrate the day of passing. It is to celebrate the past good life of the beloved or someone special in life.
OPTIONAL ANNIVERSARY: Nowadays, people celebrate any day that marks a special memorable date or moment for them. Some people call it a week-sary (if they are celebrating weekly), month-sary (if they are celebrating monthly) or whatever you call it. It is a life full of celebration. 🙂
JOB ANNIVERSARY: It is a nice feeling to celebrate when you got a new job or when you have just got a promotion. It is a blessing of gratefulness. Perhaps, high fives or a wine to toast with to celebrate that you have come this far.
Baby Shower is a planned or a surprise celebration to an expectant mother in preparation for the upcoming birth of her baby. Foods, themed games, and other things are prepared for the enjoyment of the mother-to-be and her friends, families, and visitors. This is one of the most celebrated occasions in the world.
This celebration marks a woman’s transformation to a mother.
Gifts include diapers, baby clothes, soothers, baby baths, baby trolley and/or anything that the baby needs & will definitely benefit when he/she is born.
Also, this is a celebration for the bride-to-be before her actual wedding takes place. It is a gift-giving to the future wife. This is most popular here in Canada and United States of America. Other countries celebrate this in their own traditional way.
This is fondly called as a Stag Party or Buck’s night. This is a celebration for the groom-to-be who is going to enter marriage soon. It is a planned or a surprise to the future husband.
Nowadays, bachelor’s party involves a getaway with some company of topless waitresses or exotic dancers.
A celebration of the couple’s recent engagement and for the upcoming wedding. It is usually hosted by the bride’s family. Today, the couple hosts their own party to announce the soon-to-be wedding date. Plans for the wedding starts.
Basically, no one knows about the engagement of the couple not until the announcement at that moment. No gift-giving but plainly an occasion to celebrate with the bride-to-be and groom-to-be with both of the families and friends. It is not obligated to bring a gift.
It has changed a great deal these days, modern days as we say. The couple announces the engagement, there will be toasting and speeches are done. And, interestingly, the wedding plans start at this moment.
PROMOTION, NEW JOB OR CAREER
Not most of us celebrate when we are promoted, has a new job or indulge in a new career but this is a good way to start your new beginning. Celebrate and be thankful for this opportunity.
A simple gathering or a toast with family closed friends or just by yourself to mark your new achievement in your life. Your success begins now.
NEW EMPLOYEE/ WELCOME
To welcome new employee(s) party usually takes place in the work site. There will be teas, cookies and other foods prepared and served for the celebration of the incoming employee.
This is for employees who are joining the company for the first time. You can make a difference and uplift your career to a new start. Congratulations!
Wow! retirement is what I am waiting for and dreaming of. Working non-stop is sometimes endless and retirement is the hope that keeps us going. Some people feel it is a bitter-sweet moment.
A retirement party is when someone had been in this profession for a number of years or had reached the age of mandatory retirement. Whether the company or co-employees planned for the designated party for the retiree.
This is a glorious day for the retirees, they do whatever they wanna do and go wherever they wanna go. So, nice to retire with fat pocket and never to work again:)
A retired employee once said “Goodbye tension, hello pension”! and one said, “Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money”.
“The funny thing about retirement is it makes you realize the importance of medical insurance” as stated by a retiree.
FAREWELL PARTY, Going Away Party
This is a party send-off a loved one, friend, co-worker or someone you know with good memories. Good wishes and blessings are well thought of that person. It is not always a sad one but also celebrates your best effort and part of your life.
Despedida in Spanish word and I like the sound of it. In my life, I always have attended this party. It is half-sad and half-happy, this is what I always feel about despedida. But I do really like it.
Families, close friends, and acquaintances gather to send you off happily, excitedly and wishing you all the many blessings to come to you or you may find what you are aiming for. It may be the reason is due to financially, job or family.
BUYING A NEW HOUSE/ HOUSEWARMING
It is a celebration of some kind of achievement in the family. It is a party when the owners moved to the new residence. This is to celebrate the first house or owning a house and call it home.
Owners host this celebration to present the new home to the other families, friends, neighbors and also a gift-giving to furnish the new house. This fosters new friendship to the new neighborhood or community as well.
Graduation is getting a diploma, an academic degree or a certificate from what you have studying from. It is the beginning and foundation of a career and a bright future ahead of it.
“Graduate” is the student who is having a graduation party. The graduation is called a commencement or invocation. To have this graduation party and celebrate is a step forward to something bigger, careerwise.
This is celebrated when one finishes her education and to welcome another step in a student’s success. An achievement of one’s life to start with or inspires other people that you can accomplish it too.
PASS A BIG EXAM Celebration
Well, this is for yourself or with a close family to be thankful for passing a big exam in your life. You profusely prepared for it, so you deserved a special treat in your accomplishment.
GET WELL SOON/ WELCOME HOME
A welcome home celebration for a loved one, family or friend that had gone away for the reason of employment, join another family, illness, traveling or other reasons why that individual needs to be away from the place of origin for a certain period.
Welcoming this person means a lot to them and will cherish the memory of it. This is especially for people who have gone long enough that we miss them so much. It is to show how happy or overjoyed to welcome them back.
Get Well Soon is also a private celebration for the person who is just recovering from some health issues, wishing the individual for a fast recovery. Or, send messages to bring a smile or happiness to the person feeling ill.
BAPTISM, HOLY COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION
It is a celebration of accepting Jesus Christ in his/her life in Christianity. Babies are baptized with the parental decision. Adults are baptized, decided and accepts Christ and the willingness to follow His good deeds and by the guidance of faith in God.
There are denominations and different ways how people are baptized. Different countries and traditions have their own approach to baptism. But, importantly this is a celebration of one’s faith, hope, and spirituality.
Holy Communion; this is the first communion of an individual after baptism. A celebration so that with prayer and faith (the host-bread and wine) becomes a means of experiencing God’s grace in a special way.
Confirmation; an individual receives the gift of Holy Spirit and strengthens the Christian life in a person who has been baptized and had received the holy communion.
This may be a grand opening of a shop, a store, coffee/flower shop or an outlet that customers avail of their daily needs. It is an opening of a new store/ shop or new owners/management.
Refreshments, snacks or other foods available for the community or customers are served to enjoy when they come to visit.
It is also the opportunity to advertise the goods, products and available services that the shop/store is offering.
This is a celebration for the owners of another achievement in the business venture of opening an additional source of income.
JUST BECAUSE, THINKING OF YOU
Just because is about an act of giving an appreciation to someone you know, a friend, a co-worker or family. It is human feeling to be thoughtful of someone. To think about him/her is special.
“No man is an island” a poem by John Donne; which means that we rely on each other.
By bringing chocolate, flowers, any goodies or sending a card/messages will do. To invite and enjoy a cup of coffee together and chat, lingers good memories is as good as having a good friend with you all the time. Good memories last.
THANK YOU/THANKSGIVING, APPRECIATION
A Thanksgiving celebration is the most popular I’d say. We even do not know that we are grateful for something big or something small. People are unaware that they are doing the act of appreciation.
Some people will invite the families, friends and other people to celebrate Thanksgiving. Any good things that happened, that was provided, that was removed or answered prayers or those that are unanswered. Celebrate life!
A party with lots of food, drinks or games and so on. It’s a Thank You.
WHAT DID I MISS? IT’S YOURS
I have just mentioned some of these occasions to celebrate life. While there is life, there is hope. Therefore, peace will reign!
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