"The first day of kindergarten/school life with my brother."
Photo by Augusta.
"Each year thousands from around the U.S. converge at the Rainbow Gathering to celebrate the Fourth of July and to pray for Peace. This year, in Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania, a group of revelers jump for joy during Laughing Yoga."
Photo by Cavale.
"Spanish fans shut down Toronto's busy College St. after winning the World Cup. This reveler wasn't shy about the win."
Photo by Lyndsie Bourgon.
"The classic celebration... A wedding! My son and I are enjoying a cigar while the DJ plays YMCA. We got a little carried away!"
Photo by Robert Krumbine.
"Election party-goers react as Kevin Rudd is pronounced Prime Minister of Australia on November 24, 2007, ending the long reign of John Howard’s Liberal Party. How the mighty have fallen. Mr. Rudd was recently axed as leader by his own Labor Party colleagues."
Photo by Jamie Williams.
"Birthdays are a spectacle, as is the closeness of old friends."
Photo by Shelley Budd.
This is not so much a picture of a celebration but rather evidence of a day well spent. We got out of the city and drove up to Point Reyes through amazing redwood groves, met old friends for lunch, and picked sun-ripened blackberries on the side of the road before heading back to San Francisco, where it was 30 degrees cooler! I'm far happier celebrating the everyday -- less expectation of The EVENT leads to more room for surprise & discovery. Clearly, the two small things (Emilia, age 4, and her trusty Cairn terrier, Wally) in our family had a great day.
Photo by Allison Arieff.
"A celebration of a kid's birthday. There world is a bit naive but very honest and open to the new experiences."
Photo by Ksenia Posadskova.
"A birthday again. Birthday of an American girl with the guests from Slovakia,Germany, China, France, Russia, Mexico, Switzerland, celebrated in one German kitchen with a huge table, served with French wine and Italian pizza."
Photo by Ksenia Posadskova.
"This photo was taken as part of the 2010 Corpus Christi celebration in the small town of Pujili, Ecuador, near the Cotopaxi National Park. This parade that lasts for over four hours includes cultural dance troupes from around the region, including from neighboring countries of Peru and Chile. Corpus Christi is a Catholic celebration and this parade took place June 5th, 2010."
Photo by Ryan Kellett.
"It was the end of a gloomy week in Portland, Oregon, a Friday evening ahead to paint the city red -- no matter what the weather. A weekend kick-off with the release of balloons -- a small message to the Rose City to celebrate!"
Photo by Sarah Collins.
"Rocket engineer Ben Brockert celebrates the successful takeoff of the rocket "Xombie," built by Mojave, CA-based Masten Space Systems. This successful flight, and two similar flights by another of the company's rockets, won Masten Space Systems $1.15 million in NASA prize money through the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X CHALLENGE, an incentive prize program offered by the non-profit X PRIZE Foundation."
Photo by Amanda Stiles.
Last month, we posed another crowdsourced photo project to the GOOD community: Help us create a Picture Show about celebration. We received all sorts of submissions that capture everything from a child's nervous excitement for the first day of school to packed crowds of soccer fans reveling in Spain's World Cup win last month. win last month. The range of photos certainly made us want to cheer!
Alas, we are unable to highlight all of them, but we did our best to select a handful that we feel best represent the diverse faces of celebration (captions by the photographers). Above, we present to you the collaborative Picture Show created by none other than you, the GOOD community.
Now we need your help: Vote on your favorite submission by commenting below. The winning entry will be announced August 26, featured on our homepage, and printed in the next issue of GOOD. We’ll also send a GOOD T-shirt and a free subscription (or gift subscription) to the winner.