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World Party Day (or P-Day) on April 3 is about enjoying yourself on your terms. Throw on some tunes, bring out the refreshments, hang out with friends, or just relax in your own element. We love a good time — celebrate however you choose, just as long as you do your party your way. This day is about bringing, spreading and embracing joy. On April 3, we encourage you to stay indoors and create a celebration that fits your personality and your unique style.
History of World Party Day
The inspiration for World Party Day stems from a novel entitled, “Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel” written by American author, Vanna Bonta. Published in 1995, the novel ends with — spoiler alert — a big party. Actually, it ends with a synchronized worldwide celebration that takes place on April 3. In real life, groups of people found each other sharing the same goals of peace and the want to utilize human intelligence and resources toward global humanitarian progress. Bringing together people in the name of social change, it became a worldwide phenomenon involving millions of people, corporations, and organizations working together to contribute positively to the future of the earth and humanity.
The day itself isn’t associated with any religious or political connections, meaning anyone is able to join in on the celebrations. After all, partying itself is a “universal human right to fun, peace, and life.” All you really need to do to join in is to party. It’s a tough job, but someones gotta do it, in the name of tradition. You can party with a group of strangers, some of your best friends, your pets, your significant other, or your reflection — as long as you do you, you’re doing it right.
No need to RSVP here. The entire world has been formally invited to love, create, dance, and party for nearly 25 years. This holiday is literally meant to showcase joy all around the world, a sentiment that is depicted in Bonta’s novel. In the words of “Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel” itself, “The people knew what had made them human. It was not their shortcomings, but their hearts.”
World Party Day timeline
When the Roman’s officially opened their Colosseum after around 10 years of work, they threw a party that lasted around 100 days straight.
The word “party” is created, literally referring to a convening of people.
The entire world celebrated the inaugural World Party Day on April 3, 1996 — a year after Vanna Bonta’s novel, “Flight: A Quantum Fiction Novel” was published.
Europop girlband the "Vengaboys", release their hit party single “We Like to Party!”
World Party Day FAQs
When was World Party Day first celebrated?
After the publication of Bonta’s novel, World Party Day was officially introduced in 1996.
Is there another name for World Party Day?
As a matter of fact, there is. World Party Day is also known as P-Day. Feel free to refer to it by either name.
Is there an official way to commemorate the day?
We encourage you to party your way! This day is about embracing joy, peace and the celebration of life. Please do so however works best for you, and by all means do, it with flare!
World Party Day Activities
Create a celebration that honors your culture.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: this day is meant for you to party your way, and that absolutely includes infusing some of your personal cultural beliefs and customs. We also believe it to be a good idea to be yourself, after all that’s a pretty big part of celebrating joy and peace.
Organize a fun, inclusive block party in your community!
Plan a party wherever you call home, and include your neighbors or friends on your block. Creating a peaceful environment in your own neighborhood among people that are part of your everyday life is important, and it’s also a great way to be able to highlight your community.
Host a party and donate proceeds to a local charity of your choosing.
Philanthropy is about paying it forward, and parties are about enjoyment. Why not combine the two? Host a party that you design from your own flare, and then ask your guests to consider contributing to a specific cause that means a lot to you. At the end of the day, you’ll have a good time with friends, and eventually donate to an important cause that means a lot to you.
5 Facts About Party Day That Will Blow Your Mind
It is socially responsible
P-Day embraces change, culture, and creativity, all for the importance of promoting good social consciousness.
Party in sync
While it’s critical to throw a good party your way, bear in mind that these celebrations are happening all over the world, so while you’re partying, so are many others.
Vanna Bonta didn’t expect it
When Bonta wrote her novel, she had no idea that it would inspire such a global phenomenon.
It’s a bit meta
Vanna Bonta is a science fiction author who wrote about a science fiction author, the book ends with a world party on April 3, the day we now celebrate as World Party Day - well, our heads are hurting.
Thanksgiving Eve, also known as Black Wednesday and Drinksgiving, is considered the busiest bar and party night, as folks head home and meet up with friends they haven’t seen all year.
Why We Love World Party Day
Celebrating joy and serenity
Employing strategies towards living a healthy life is beneficial. Exercise improves every aspect of your health, and dance is a great way to work towards making that happen.
There is no shortage of ways to participate
We get it — the concept of a world party can be daunting. No worries, because you cannot go wrong with your planning abilities. There really are no shortage of ways to get involved. This party is for one and all, the invitations are already in the atmosphere!
For introverts and extroverts
Whether you’re a homebody who likes time for yourself or a people-person who enjoys being a part of a larger group, this day is for you! Throw on some of your favorite tunes and dance on your own or head over to a friend’s place with a bowl of guac and a couple of six-packs. As long as you’re having fun, you’re doing it right!
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