Thursday, March 17, 2005

Biannual Belly Button Day

Biannual Belly-Button Day Coming Up March 21

Twice yearly we celebrate that humblest, yet most meaningful part of the body, the umbilicus. Usually hidden discretely, the belly-button is the most important part of our body. Through the umbilicus we were fed by our mothers until we could sustain life and were born. No connection is more intimate. None of us get into life without one.

So on this day, March 21, we celebrate life, motherhood, birth, by showing our belly buttons. Whether the umbilical scar is an “innie” or and “outie”, whether decorated with rings and jewels, or naked, natural, and beautiful, let us show our belly buttons. It is no coincidence that belly button day coincides with the vernal equinox. The button symbolizes birth, and the first day of spring does too. Bees emerge from their hives to pollinate the newly sprouted flowers and create new life. Swallows return to Capistrano to build nests and start new families.

Belly dancers know it: the button is the fountain of life, the blessing of humanity, the inspiration of procreation. They proudly display it. In fact they flaunt it. Nubile young women don thongs and bikinis to show their buttons on beaches from Maine to California, and fat old men do too.

So let’s see your umbilicus on March 21. The next Belly Button Day is not until September 21. Enjoy it now.

8 comments:

mavarin said...

Oh--not gonna happen.  Not at my house! - Karen

kateh2ocolorart said...

ROFL...great plan...though I doubt I'll be sharing mine with the world, still glad I have one!
Kate

chasferris said...

Cooments below...Karen NO  Kate YES  tie vote so far.

labdancer51 said...

Erm...  I don`t think so...lol :-)   Sandra x

judypearllove said...

wow I think that's a great idea I'm not scared to show my belly button so I will do so on March 21. never heard of it put that way but surely a grand idea.

plieck30 said...

You know I have never appreciated my belly button as I do since you mentioned it. I do have a nice one. Think I will mention this down at our local senior center and get my face slapped by several prim and proper ladies. Paula

ryanagi said...

Since I am a closet nudist, mine will most likely be out and proud. :-}

drajahla said...

I have just come across this website for Biannual Belly Button Day. I am the director of BelliButtonz.com (bellybuttons .com) and we have so many photos of people showing thier belly button. We are based in New York and have had BelliButtonz for almost 3 years. People have often asked, what would a Beely Button Day or a Belly Button Parade be like. I think it would be huge gathering considering how many people we know would come consisting of people of all races. It's funny, it's not raunchy and it's unique. Why don't you have any photos of this Biannual Day and is it in New York? How would we make a Belly Buttons Day here or even a fair in someplace like Flushing Meadow Park in Queens or Even Central Park. It can consist of Belly Dance school performances, body painting, on the site body peircing or tatooing, hula dancers, body builders, best belly button contest, and more. I want more information concerning this Biannual Day and where it can go from here.