The Latin word festum is the plural of festa: from there comes the word party . It's about a social rite , shared between a group of people , where a certain event is marked as a celebration. The birthday and the wedding They are two examples of occasions that are celebrated.
The fact that a party is a rite implies that the participants adopt a role for the occasion, usually decontracted and uninhibited. The party can include music , dance , costumes and food .
Each party has its own rites: on birthdays, for example, the feast is usually blowing one or more candles that are placed on a cake. Party goers, meanwhile, come with gifts for the birthday boy.
There are many types of parties and among the best known, in addition to those already mentioned, we find the so-called surprise parties. These are the ones organized by a group of people to celebrate a birthday or a good news from another individual without this knowing it so that it will surprise and excite you.
In the same way, there are also the bachelorette parties. These can be defined as those that are organized to celebrate that a man or a woman is going to marry. Therefore, your closest group of friends or family prepares a dinner and a series of fun activities before the wedding day takes place. In this way, this event becomes the last party that said individual celebrates as single or single.
Nor can we forget the well-known costume parties. They are organized to celebrate any type of event and in them the guests must be dressed in fictional characters, animals, historical figures ... The imagination is what will determine the costume chosen by those who, at times, must adhere to the conditions of these celebrations that can sometimes indicate a specific theme about the costumes.
In this way, for example, when costume parties are organized for the celebration of Halloween, it is inevitable that those who come to them must be dressed as horror characters such as witches, vampires, zombies, mummies ...
In Carnival it is also another typical date to celebrate a costume party.
The number of people involved in the party varies according to the event. A birthday may include a few people from the same family group; instead, there are parties that are national and that involve a whole nation . In the latter type of parties, the commemoration of the Independence Day decade country .
The official party is that national holiday in which the State Get involved in the organization. In this way, the government usually decree astute so that people do not have to comply with labor obligations and can join the celebrations.
It should be noted that the party concept is associated with the fun and at joy beyond the event itself. That's why there are phrases like “Let's have the party in peace” (when someone is asked not to generate disturbances or problems), which is used even when not in the middle of a celebration.