With more grownups celebrating Halloween nowadays, you might say it all starts even sooner. Before the holidays begin, let’s take a moment to see what we get from celebrations – and what we give – and why it’s a good idea to practice a bit of celebration whenever we can.
It’s for this reason that you can look to The Shops at Sea Pines Center for some festivals and celebrations you can count on all through the year. The Farmers’ Market that takes place here every Tuesday in-season puts the abundance and ingenuity of local growers and artisans on display here in the plaza – and gives folks a superb forum for finding out what else of interest is going on in Sea Pines.
Our First Thursdays Art Market offers a chance to start your evening with a stroll and a sip and a browse through the work of local artists. Paintings, art photography, music, food, wine, and even moonshine and local liquors, come together to create an occasion that people can enjoy every month. Part of what make Hilton Head Island America’s favorite is our vibrant, out-sized arts community, so with the First Thursdays Art Market, we’re not just celebrating beauty, but prosperity, too.
Where They Come From
Official celebrations come to us from culture and tradition. They mark the occasions or events or turning points in the story of us. When we celebrate Independence Day or Memorial Day, for example, just bringing our attention to those values we share is an important ingredient in the national identity we share. More and more, folks celebrate holidays that did not originate with their own nation or culture, but instead give us some insight and empathy for stories that are not necessarily our own. Cinco de Mayo is an example.
Many holidays are rooted in religion, and it’s easy to see that through history these were teaching occasions, reminding people of the stories and beliefs that form foundations for life.