Community festivals are a growing global trend, known for its impact on building up a community pride and sense of belonginess.
“The best thing about being involved with festivals and events is the opportunity to help build a community, foster a sense of pride within a community, and engage a community,” says Chris Romano, a business consultant with Thrivent Financial Services. “Honestly, in my professional career, I’ve never found something outside a community festival that can do that to the same degree.”
Communities as a change vehicle:
Living in a digital world, people realize that “face to face” cooperative communities are the most natural resource of existence. It is also an important vehicle for change, fighting for common ideals, believing in good, happiness, sharing, and giving.
In the early days, as well as in unmodernized societies – communities were created as means of survival. Hunters and food gatherers are encouraging cooperation norms needed for their existence.
Modern societies now coping with social and environmental uncertainties are reviving social communities and are seeking ways to encourage cooperation between individuals.
“The world is facing a growing number of complex and interconnected challenges—from slowing global growth and persistent economic inequality to climate change, geopolitical tensions and the accelerating pace of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In isolation, these are daunting challenges; faced simultaneously, we will struggle if we do not work together. There has never been a more pressing need for a collaborative and multistakeholder approach to shared global problems.
Festivals are the celebration of the community, it is where empowered people are excited to do for their own, to connect with others based on shared interests and talents. Festivals are an effective tool to build a community and also to maintain it. It can bring happiness to the lives of people when they get to meet their neighbors, get appreciated for their gifts and celebrate together.