The first who celebrated the Celebration
pure was, as it's proven, Epicure who placed joy and festivity
at the centre of human life. This produces the love of joy which
Empedocles had already known and which was the only social common
sense that he accepted. There is no greater good on earth than
to be the friend of all celebrations. Society, Nation or Organisations
were unstable territory for him. Such things the much revered
Master taught in his garden. The students sat all around, that
was called Symposium.
There, with women, song and wine and the sound of many well filled
glasses the teaching was turned to deed by making sure to enjoy
the celebration. I say it to everybody here in the theatre: The
why we celebrate is not important, already since the Romans and
the Greeks the wine was poured out in rivers.
For that I shout three times "Hellau", "Hellau",