This weekend has been full of exciting and eventful celebrations! Starting with the Coronation of King Charles in London, The Kentucky Derby, Prom for many High School Students and Kathy returns from The Amazing Global Scavenger Hunt! I'm sure there may be even more exciting events happening around the world too!
The Coronation of King Charles is rich in history, pagentry and ceremony! King Charles is the 40th reiging monarch crowned in London since 1066! If you woke up early enough Saturday morning - approx. 5:20am you were able to watch the beginning of the day long procession!
King Charles has waited a long time for this day to come! I can only imagine that he felt his parents presence as he was surrounded by his family!
The Kentucky Derby also has a rich here in The United States! Saturday spectators and viewers watched an elite group of jockeys and horses in the 149th running of the Derby!
From wearing Derby Hats for Women to traditional derby food and drinks the race is a quick, although, amazing race! Another fun fact, the Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuous sporting event in the United States!
Did you know that Prom aka-Debutante Balls date back to the 19th Century? The Ball was a glamorous event that acted as a coming of age ceremony for young women from wealthy families. It wasn't until the 20th century that proms became a fancy tea party that men could actually attend. As the decades continued to move forward so did the idea of Junior and Senior Prom as we know it today! Prom still is a highly anticipated and exciting social event for high school juniors and seniors. The tradition of dress shopping, hair appointments and manicures has changed over the years! The excitiment of both students and parents is amazing!
I think the common thread of all of these events is tradition! We are living in a world that is ever changing and pivoting and for me, it is reassuring to know some things don't change! Don't get me wrong - I like change, change is necessary to keep things fresh and new! That being said, some things are not meant to change, tweaked, not changed! Let us embrace the traditions and history and the joy that these events bring!
Tradition: how the vitality of the past enriches the life of the present