Why It’s Important to Recognize National Ocean Month
When thinking about favorite holidays, the traditional holidays probably come to mind – Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July – but there is one “holiday” that is often overlooked. That holiday (or in this case a month of recognition) is National Ocean Month.
Why National Ocean Month Is Important
National Ocean Month is celebrated throughout the month of June. Some of the reasons why National Ocean Month is so special and deserves recognition include:
A surprising 75% of the planet Earth is covered with flowing oceans
97% of the world’s water comes from the oceans
Oceans help produce valuable oxygen that helps keep all lifeforms alive
Considering how important oceans are to us, they aren’t maintained. Many of the world’s oceans are heavily polluted. That pollution prevents the oceans from being able to properly function.
It is believed that having a month of recognition can help raise awareness about how people can protect the world’s oceans and even reduce pollution.
Looking for a way to celebrate World Ocean Month? Consider taking a trip to the ballet!
There are tons of things you can do to celebrate World Ocean Month. You could organize a beach clean up or research ways to reduce pollution. But if you are looking for a more creative way to celebrate this month of recognition, you might want to consider purchasing tickets to Ballet Arizona’s upcoming performance of Napoli.
Napoli tells the romantic tale of a fisherman, Gennaro, who loses his beloved Teresina to a raging storm. The storm swept her away and took her out to the ocean where she was saved by magical sea nymphs. After being rescued, she discovers the nymphs are ruled by an evil ruler, Golfo. Napoli details how the fisherman and his beloved work effortlessly to overcome the evil magical creatures and hopefully make it back to land so they can live happily ever after.
Attending a performance of Napoli will make you feel as if you have been transported to a magical ocean world, with the iconic Blue Grotto, and it certainly would be a fun and unique way to honor the world’s oceans.
Ballet Arizona dancers in August Bournonville’s “Napoli.” Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.
Don’t miss Napoli at Symphony Hall in downtown Phoenix, October 24th – 27th! Visit our website to purchase tickets or to learn more about our 2019/2020 ballet season.