11th April 2018 will be…Barbershop Quartet Day
Everything has its importance. It’s a favorite saying that does not find happiness instead create it. For the sake of celebrating these critical events and joys we have decided to give each game a specific day, for instance, 14th Feb is assigned as Valentine’s Day. Similarly, we celebrate mother’s day, father’s day and a lot of other days of such kind. Now, let us see what the upcoming special days that you should never forget to celebrate are? Let us know what surprises April has for us? So, on 11th of April, it will be barbershop quartet day. Now let us see what this day is all about?
What is barbershop quartet day?
It is a day of celebrating Barbershop music in a unique harmony without using any accompanying music. It is a superb day for the people who are fond of listening and even singing the barbershop music and songs. Every day has its joy, its happiness so, enjoy every moment of life.
About the history of this day:
Let us discuss a little about the history of Barbershop Quartet day. On 11th April 1938, the society of preservation and encouragement of Barbershop music was founded in Tulsa that is why this day is celebrated on 11th April every year. It is a cornerstone of the culture of the 1940s, four-man wearing the straw hats singing in a unique and sophisticated harmony and synchronization.
Barbershop Quartet day is not an American invention at all:
Yes, you heard the right thing many people think that Americans striated to celebrate the Barbershop Quartet day but the reality is that, this idea extended first in England during the time of Shakespeare and later in the 1980s in America. So, this day does not have American origin at all, but now it is celebrated all around the world.
How is this day celebrated?
Let us now discuss that how people love to celebrate Barbershop Quartet day? So, there are two significant specificities of this day:
- Straw hats
- Waiting for songs
Let us consider both of them one by one.
You can celebrate Barbershop Quartet day by dressing like those for group members by whom this barbershop music became so popular there names were:
- Second Tenor
- First Tenor
There was a signature dressing of them including big jackets, straw hats, and giant mustaches.
You must be thinking that what is waiting for songs? Well, there is a fascinating history behind these songs. In an eighteenth-century man of America and England used to join each other at barber’s shop and while waiting for their turn, they used to sing songs which were latterly named as waiting songs. So, you can also celebrate this day by attending a show based on barbershop music and amuse yourself and your family. The purpose of celebrating any day or event is to enjoy the life that is why never miss these small packages of happiness and joy always try to enjoy every flavor of life.