In Regards to your Local Holiday

What happens if you crowd source a new holiday?  In Regards to your Local holiday was a relational facilitation  that began simply as a note posted on social media inviting strangers to engage in conversation about what would constitute an ideal exchange and I would facilitate this exchange.  A small list of criteria was born from the conversation:

  1. A Picnic
  2. Hugs
  3. A Gong

On a beautiful day in spring 200 strangers met in Boulder’s Central Park.  I hit a gong to signify the beginning of 15 minute-long embrace between the participants.  At 15 minutes I hit the gong again, signaling the beginning of the mass picnic.

The event lasted 8 hours total as the event took on a life of it’s own.