World Listening Day

World Listening Day 2023

Last Updated on May 26, 2023

Humans naturally admire the beauty in our surroundings, whether it is the vastness of the universe, the complexity of nature, or the distinctiveness of human culture. Nevertheless, we overlook the importance of listening to the sounds around us. This is where World Listening Day plays a crucial role in celebrating the beauty of soundscapes and bringing attention to the significance of listening to our environment. This is a day to appreciate the beauty in and around us.

History of World Listening Day

The World Listening Project created a special day called World Listening Day which is celebrated on July 18 to teach people about the sounds in nature and how they connect to our world and make it a happy place. The day was created to encourage people to take a moment and listen to the sounds around them, like birds chirping or water flowing. This day’s significance is motivating and encouraging people to recognize these sounds to help us understand and enjoy our world.

Why Celebrate World Listening Day?

Sound is important, and we must appreciate it more. World Listening Day is special when we consider how nice sounds can be, how much sound affects us, and how bad loud noises can be for the world. When we celebrate this day, we can communicate to more people about the importance of listening to the world around us and making it a safe place. Also, listening can make us feel better and less stressed. So me to listen to the world and enjoy all the different sounds!

How to Celebrate World Listening Day?

World Listening Day is celebrated on July 18th each year, but you can celebrate the beauty of soundscapes anytime in the year. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Go for a walk: Go for a nice walk in a pretty place like a park, near a river, or in the countryside. Listen to all the sounds you hear, like birds chirping, leaves moving, and flowing water. This is the best way to make the most of World Listening Day.
  2. Listen to music mindfully: Instead of just hearing music, try to really pay attention to it. Listen to each part of the music, like the different instruments and the beat. Think about how the music makes you feel.
  3. Meditate: Meditation is a special exercise that helps you listen better and feel calmer. You sit somewhere quiet and take slow breaths. You can hear things around you but don’t let them bother you. Let’s appreciate the calmness and silence. 
  4. Attend a sound walk or workshop: On World Listening Day, people have fun walks or classes where they listen to the sounds around them. They learn about how important sounds are and how to enjoy the sounds in their surroundings.

Fun Facts about Soundscapes

  1. The loudest sound ever recorded was the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in 1883. The explosion was heard more than 3,000 miles away.
  2. The sound of thunder is caused by the rapid expansion of air caused by lightning.
  3. Sound travels faster through water than through air.
  4. Whales can communicate with each other over a distance of more than 1,000 miles using sound.
  5. The human ear can distinguish between more than 400,000 different sounds.

In conclusion, This day that comes under the national day calendar is special when we listen to the sounds around us and appreciate them. We can also spread awareness about how too much noise can harm us and the environment. By listening carefully, we can feel better, understand our world better, and spread positivity. So, let’s take some time on July 18th to enjoy the sounds of nature and our surroundings. Let’s all come together, appreciate nature’s lovely sound, and listen to more positive things. 

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