Today is November 1 - The Day of Bulgarian Awakeners
First of all, it is a day of reckoning. We don't celebrate it in particular, we don't celebrate it more massively, we don't celebrate it at all.
Rather, everyone who remembers that it's Alarm Clock Day is doing PR for events and causes they want to hold anyway and November 1 is a very convenient date. Anyone can make an alarm clock. So on November 1 you may be invited to all kinds of events, some cultural, some not so fitting in this definition, but anyway a broader and different interpretation of awakening can always be given.
I thought it was a more recent holiday, but it turned out to be from 1909., when the Waker's Day was first celebrated. However, this date seems pretty lean in terms of celebration to me and actually looking around, apart from all the other celebrations, November 1st is also worldveganday
November 1 is an occasion to conduct a survey, do we know the essence of the word alarm clock, we ask ourselves if you know alarm clocks, can there be alarm clocks in our country, etc., but we rarely think about what we do personally, as such. Not to mention that the content is so distorted that I'm sure everyone will be the first to wake up.
November 1 is a good day to urge parents to buy their children a book, take them to the theater, to an exhibition, to a museum. And many parents do use this date to do one of the above or come up with some initiative of their own.
Perhaps now is the time to share with you the sad statistic about last year's initiative to release theater information every week "Where to take the kids?" - well, almost nobody cared her.And I'm guessing that the people who clicked on a title like the one above would be about as many as clicked on a title for kidsplaybills
People who have large companies around them with similar interests, views and appropriate enthusiasm, if they are not exhausted and exhausted by Halloween parties, can easily organize a wake-up party.
As can be seen from the calendar – November 1 is a non-school day for Bulgarian schools and a working day for all others. Where do I see the problem? Where I see it for all other holidays. It's just another non-school day. And that's it. Most schools won't organize anything to mark this holiday - be it a quiz, field trip, literary reading, book party… One can experiment with many things and find something that is fun and meaningful for the children. The problem is that in most cases it is not done and the easiest excuse is that there is no money.
How much money do you need to discuss a library book? Or have an expressive reading contest… or, if you're bored with these suggestions, come up with something that's actually useful and interesting for students.
If the parents didn't take a day off that day and aren't set up for a wake-up call, it will be another day for the children to stay at home - alone in front of the computer. Or if they are older, go for a walk - in the mall.
It would be almost the same if everyone rested - another non-working day. So I think there's no point in scraping the keyboards and discussing who the alarm clocks are, are they there, are they not… while we mark the holidays as another day offthere is nothing to talk about at all. Or we distort the meaning so much that we use them for all sorts of other selfish purposes.
But let's not be pessimistic.
Actually, the real definition of an alarmist in a modern version is precisely - optimist about the future.
And let the realist call too – it is very important where optimism is seen and where it points, right? Because optimism can also be destructive (some historical examples can be given here) who still make the world cry with their ingenious interpretations of the theme of awakening.
According to Wikipedia, "Будител is a term that entered the modern Bulgarian language with the meaning of a person who throughout his life actively promoted and prioritized the knowledge of national history and its correct use in the mother tongue, as well as the reverence for native culture and national spirit."