Celebrations Lacking Luster And Significance

Thiruvananthapuram, India
September 4, 2012 5:16am CST
It is observable that most of our festivities both religious as well as regional ones are fast losing their erstwhile importance and splendor. Nowadays ceremonies have crept back into just figments of imagination. The modern outlooks have not added a little to the mirth or joy of celebrations. Established conventions have withdrawn itself to the dull background. The scenario is one of ritualistic fervor done just for namesake.
4 responses
@berting600 (3458)
• Philippines
4 Sep 12
Here in the Philippines most of the festivals are sponsored by the government that is why the celebration is so full of fun and entertainment.This is one way to increase tourism in the place of celebration.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
5 Sep 12
The government sponsored cultural activities enhance the spirit of festivities. But it lacks the fervor and energetic acumen of the full involvement of a particular race of people.
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• Philippines
5 Sep 12
I think you got to see one of our celebrations here.You could just imagine how many tribes are participating and most are in their complete tribal costumes.,matching with their arrays of drums and bugle sounds,so are their exotics tribal dances.Most participants display their ritual dances and many exotic wares and body decors.You could really enjoy if you visit the Philippines.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 12
I agree with your observation. The pomps and geity of festivals are no longer felt in this competitive world. People are so engrossed in their material search and consider celebrations as secondary matters. When only a cross section of society still uphold to the importance of festivals the atmosphere of any festivities is definitely not going to be a joyful one compared to yesteryers where people showed great importance and respect for any festivals.
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• Thiruvananthapuram, India
5 Sep 12
Celebrations and religious festivals have turned out to be mere observations. They do lack the brightness and gaiety of past traditional festivities.
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
7 Sep 12
I know exactly what you mean even Christmas in my country is not what it used to be . I love the way the old things were but they are trying to modernize everything .
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
6 Sep 12
I remember when I was younger that there were times through my life that I thought that the different celebrations that I experienced as a child were a lot more magical than they are today. However, I really don't think that the celebrations have really changed though, instead, I think it is that I myself have changed and therefore the magic that I saw when I was younger is something where my general view of things has changed.