Introduction – World Music Day is celebrated on June 21 annually all over the world to honor the singers and musicians for the gift of music. This day is celebrated to motivate young and professional musicians for great performance. There are more than 120 countries celebrate this day and organize free public concerts in public places, parks, and stadium. On this special day, music lovers organize different music concerts and events for people.
History – World Music Day was first celebrated on Solstice in France in the year 1982. Jack Lange and Maurice Fleuret, French Minister of Art and Culture started Fete de la Musique in Paris. Fleuret was a music journalist, radio producer, French composer, and festival organizer who played an important role in initiating a day to celebrate music. After that, music has become popular in several countries all around the world.
Significance – This day is celebrated to provide free music lovers and highlight the importance of music. It also provides a platform for new and professional musicians for showcasing their talents to the world and talk about how music is beneficial for the human mind and body. Several experts and researchers show that music helps in lowering stress or tension and providing better sleep, which is good for mental health. Music therapy is also used for people who have mental issues and also helps in better exercise or yoga. People can focus on their work and perform better with the help of music.
Theme – The theme of this day in the year is ‘’Music at the intersections’’, and the name of the event is ‘’Make Music Day’’ that stresses the importance of one’s passion for music and sharing music with music lovers.
Music Day Celebrations 2021 – World Music Day is celebrated in several countries all over the world after the 1982 celebrations and has become an international phenomenon. Several countries celebrate World Music Day such as India, the United States, China, Malaysia, Italy, and Australia. On this day, amateur musicians and veterans come out on the street and participate in several musical concerts to perform music for people. On this day, the streets are jam-packed with the sound of music and music lovers in Paris. Most of the music lovers in Paris come for Fete de la Musique and enjoy parades, fairs, fests, and feasts on this day.
But due to the pandemic, music celebrations are inside at home to prevent the spread of Covid -19. Several music companies will organize competitions, online concerts, and competitions on world music day.
Music Day coincides with Yoga Day – World Music Day and Internal Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21. You can practice some yoga postures and enjoy music on this special occasion. Both music and yoga are beneficial in lowering stress by calm the mind.