Music Holidays and Observances, are specific days of the year set aside to celebrate something musical. Some dates are celebrating certain genres of music, and some are celebrating certain musicians, or those in the music industry, while others are celebrating different types of musical instruments, or even the technology behind music.
Music is so important to us on so many levels. I always think of the Quote - "Music Makes the World Go Round"!
Music is intertwined with some of our beloved popular holidays. Can you imagine Christmas, without Christmas music, or the Fourth of July without listening to the Fourth of July Patriotic music?
This page, will be our summary page for all things musical, whether it be the special days about music, the types of music, and singers, dancers, bands, or others involved in the music industry.
Above, is Leigh's daughter Brie, who has an amazing voice!! Our house is always filled with music when she is home. Many of her friends are D.J.'s, so she has a ton of music. Fortunately, I love pretty much everything that she listens to. She always says that... "Music is My Life!".
In my Holidays Around the World section, I'm trying to include a song or two that originated in each of the Countries. I usually start with asking Brie if she knows any singers, bands, or songs from the Country that I'm working on.
We plan to have a devoted page for each of the Music Holidays below, so I'm sure I will be asking Brie for her help on these!
Here is what we have found so far: (2016 Movable dates are updated through August so far....)
- National Polka Music Month
- Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 7-10, 2016
- Silent Record Week - January 1-7
- Pop Music Chart Day - January 4
- Public Radio Broadcasting Day - January 13
- National Disc Jockey Day - January 20
- Music in Our Schools Month
- Play the Recorder Month
- Sing with Your Child Month
- Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day - March 27
- World Theatre Day - March 27
I recently saw the above video on Facebook and thought it was amazing! I believe it was computer generated, but still, it was fascinating to watch the creativity that went into this!
- International Guitar Month
- Jazz Appreciation Month
- National Dance Week - April 22 - May 1, 2016
- National Karaoke Week - April 17-23, 2016 (Fourth Week of April)
- Barbershop Quartet Day - April 11
- Eight Track Tape Day - April 11
- International "Louie Louie" Day - April 11
- Record Store Day - April 16, 2016 (Third Saturday of April)
- International Amateur Radio Day - April 18
- International Marconi Day - April 23
- International Dance Day - April 29
- National Dance Day - April 29, 2016
- International Jazz Day - April 30
- National Dance Week - April 22 - May 1, 2016
- National Public Radio Day - May 3
- National Chicken Dance Day - May 14
- The Stars and Stripes Forever Day - May 14
- World Belly Dance Day - May 14, 2016 (Second Saturday in May)
- Audiobook Awareness Month
- Black Music Month
- International Surf Music Month
- National Accordion Awareness Month
- Great American Brass Band Week - June 2-5, 2016
- Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day - July 31
- Elvis Week - August 8-12, 2016 (Second Week of August)
- National Duran Duran Appreciation Day - August 10
- Vinyl Record Day - August 12
- International Strange Music Day - August 24
- Classical Music Month
- International Square Dancing Month
- Line Dance Week - September 12-17, 2016 (Starts on Second Monday through Saturday)
- National One-Hit Wonder Day - September 25
- International Music Day - October 1
- World Ballet Day - October 1
- National Carry a Tune Week - October 2-8, 2016
- Universal Music Day - October 8, 2016 (Second Saturday in October)
- Drum Month
- International Drum (Percussion) Month
- Ice Cream and Violins Day - December 13
- World Choral Day - December 10, 2016 (Second Sunday in December)
Genres of Music
- Children's Music
- Christian Music
- Easy Listening
- Hip Hop
- Indie Pop
- Inspirational Music
- Latin Music
- New Age
- R & B or Soul Music
- World Music - On our Holidays Around the World section on our website, we will be having a page or more on each of the Countries Around the World, and will have a music section for each Country.
The band above is Drop Theory, from the Lake Tahoe area. They played at the 2012 Tahoe Truckee Earth Day Celebration at the Village of Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, CA. If I had to describe their sound in one word, it would be "Funk". They were amazing, and reminded me of the group Tower of Power, because of all the horn instruments that they played.
Mention of Music and Dancing in the Bible
There are hundreds of mention of Singing, Dancing and playing instruments in the Bible. Here are just a few:
- Ecclesiastes 3:4 - a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
- Ephesians 5:19 - Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.
- Job 21: 12 - They sing to the music of tambourine and harp; they make merry to the sound of the flute.
- Psalm 95:1-2 - Come let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
- Music to me is like breathing - I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tired of Music. ~ Ray Charles
- I can't explain, but I'll find a song that can.
- Music is love in search of a word. ~ Sidney Lanier
- Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without ~ Confucius
- Music is the shorthand of emotion. ~ Leo Tolstoy
- Where words fail, music speaks. ~ Hans Christian Anderson
- Life is a song. Love is the music.
Popular Holiday Music
Many of the Popular Holidays have music that is specific to that holiday. We will have a devoted page for each of these.
Song of the Day
On all of our Daily Holidays pages, we will be choosing a Song of the Day relative to the Events and History on that particular day. Even though my personal favorite Music Genre is Alternative Rock, we will try to showcase all Genre's, and generations with our picks. We are still in the process of building out our Daily Holidays pages, but plan to get them all finished in 2016.
Worldwide Musical Festivals and Events
We recently added a World Festivals and Events page that you can check out, as some of them are Music Related Events.
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