Tomorrow our big Street Feast day will finally be here.
The bunting is already going up, cakes are being baked, and parties are being plotted right across the country.
As word gets back to us about preparations, we can only but smile.
We’ve heard of all sorts of acts of generosity, resourcefulness and creativity from villages to cities all over Ireland: businesses offering food; kids cooking up some buns; community centres lending tables and chairs; musicians tuning their strings; street performers getting their show ready; councils helping to close off streets; and neighbours offering to lend very helping hands. It is a reminder of the abundance of generosity and goodwill that there when we reach out and tap into it.
In so many ways, we hope that tomorrow is just the beginning of things. We hope new connections and friendship will be forged, acquaintances rekindled and the magic the can make communities great gets stirred up again.
So, as final preparations are taking place we want to say good luck to all the hosts and organisers around the county. We hope you have a super day and we can’t wait to hear how it goes.
We’d also love to see photos, video or audio recordings that you may take and we’d really appreciate a copy so that we can promote Street Feast next year and kickstart even more parties. You can send images to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those you on twitter, our hashtag is: #streetfeast – we’d love a little tweet out during your feast.
So tonight we go to sleep with fingers and toes crossed that the sun will be on our side too. Cross yours too!
Have a happy feast!
From Clare, Samuel and Peter- the Street Feast Team.