Festivals are one of the best celebrations that you and your family can enjoy. Regardless of the theme of the occasion, the events offer a sense of belonging where social, religious, and geographical groups aim to fulfill a purpose – preserve tradition. The Festival celebration promotes harmony. It keeps people gather around to carry a message from past generations to the present and future. Each celebration differs from one another. But all of them partake in the same goal of providing families with an excellent and enjoyable experience. However, although all festivals promote the same benefits of keeping the community intact, an event can cause potential risk, primarily due to the presence of an overcrowded people. To avoid that, here are some of the few reminders that your family should consider when attending festivals.
Bring Items Suitable For All Whether Types – Celebrating an event in an open area may seem okay—however, the need to bring items suitable for different weather is a must. Your family should consider including comfortable, sturdy shoes since your feet are going to do a lot of work. On some occasions, the weather can become unfriendly. Therefore, always pack extra clothes. If ever the weather becomes way too uncomfortable and hot, protect the family with a hat and put a reasonable amount of sunscreen. You will need it since it is often difficult to find a shady spot in an open-field event.
Take Extra Care Of Your Smartphone – During a crowded event, your phone can become the most important thing. Not for the idea picture taking and video recording, but for the purpose of keeping communication with people, especially when they become out of range. In most crowded festivals, the tendency of an individual to get lost is high. Thus, your smartphone should become your way out of misery. Unfortunately, it won’t be much of a use if its battery runs down because most festivals do not provide charging stations. If in case they do, you will probably end up wasting the whole time lining up on the long lanes of the charging docks.
Keep The Children Close At All-Time – Crowded festivals are enjoyable and fun. That is why it gets to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Adults and children share the same excitement and fulfillment. However, your family should be careful. Most festivals often encounter problems of missing persons, especially children. It becomes impossible to address the situation because the crowd can become too preoccupied with the event even to care to look for someone they do not know. With that, you should keep children in close proximity at all times. Never let them wander or leave out of the sight even for a second.
Avoid Entertaining Too Many Strangers – In festivals, it is entirely okay to meet and befriend people. Besides, that is the whole point of the celebration, to enjoy a community gathering. However, it would be safe if your family would avoid entertaining too many strangers. You might never know their true intentions. It would be safe to keep your distance, especially on those individuals who pretty much seem suspicious. Your family can have conversations with strangers, but be mindful never of providing private information. These include home address, telephone numbers, schedules, and so on. And if they try to invite you or your family somewhere away from the event, always decline.
Bring More Than Enough Food For The Family – Though you might find a lot of booths that offer snacks in the event, these are not always enough. There are tendencies that other people would hoard supplies, and that might leave some of the booths with limited availability. To avoid getting stuck with hassle and inconvenience, your family should consider bringing more than enough food for everybody. That way, if you get caught up with hunger or thirst, you won’t have to deal with the trouble of getting some. Also, bring more than enough water for everyone so you can all stay hydrated. Remember, dehydration can cause you to collapse. And medical assistance is the least you can think about when you are in a crowded event.
Leave No Traces – Festivals are an excellent opportunity to bond and spend time with family, meet new people, and share community interaction. But after the event, your family should be responsible enough to leave no traces of your trash. Not only will the organizers appreciate your effort of picking up your dirt, but Mother Nature will also thank you for caring for her. Yes, of course, not all people will do the same. But it would be a great opportunity to set your family as an example of responsible and better individuals of the community. You do not have to become one of those who do not care.
So next time you and your family attend a festival, please consider these reminders.