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Hippie Chick Party Supplies – The Background
Hippie Chick Party Supplies are based on the hippie subculture. It was originally a youth movement that took birth in the mid-1960s in the United States. Later it quickly spread to other countries all around the world. And hippie culture is still present all over the world. As per the etymology the word “hippie” means a person who is aware.
The earlier hippie culture was to adopt the counter-cultural values. Some created their own communities and social groups. Some were against the Vietnam War. Some loved psychedelic rock. Some believed in free sex. Some used drugs to attain alternative consciousness.
The Human Be-In popularized hippie culture in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, in January 1967. The 1969 Woodstock Festival on the East Coast was the next move. It drew over 500,000 people. In Mexico hippies formed La Onda Chicana and came together at Avándaro. In New Zealand at Nambassa, hippies adopted alternative lifestyles. In the UK, hippies gathered at the free music festivals at Stonehenge and called it as summer pilgrimages. In Australia hippies came together for the 1973 Aquarius Festival at Nimbin and MardiGrass or the annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally. In Chile, a major hippie event, “Piedra Roja Festival”, was held in 1970.
Hippies wanted freedom from society restrictions. And they wanted to choose their own way. They wanted to find new meaning in life. Rejection of the society rules could be seen in their in their sense of dressing and grooming. Their dress sense made them instantly recognizable to other hippies. Their appearance was a visual symbol of their fight for individual rights. It separated them from the main society.
One prominent feature of hippie culture was travel, domestic and international. Many hippies loved hitchhiking. It saved them money and also allowed them to meet new people. Hippies used to travel light. They were able to just pick up and go wherever they wanted. Hippies could be mobile at a moment’s notice. Hippies had no worries about money, hotel reservations and vehicles. They had just one backpack, could stick out their thumbs and hitchhike. They could stay overnight at other hippie households where they were always welcome.
Between 1969 and 1971, hundreds of thousands of hippies traveled using overland route to India. They had little or no luggage and very little cash. All followed the same route. They hitch-hiked across Europe to Athens and then on to Istanbul. Then they moved by train through central Turkey via Erzurum. Then they continued by bus into Iran, via Tabriz and Tehran to Mashhad, then across the Afghan border into Herat, and then through southern Afghanistan via Kandahar to Kabul, then over the Khyber Pass into Pakistan, via Rawalpindi and Lahore to the Indian border. Once they reached India, hippies went to many different places but gathered in large numbers on the beaches of Goa. Some of them crossed the border into Nepal to spend months in Kathmandu. Most of the hippies hung out in Kathmandu in tranquil surrounding of a place called Freak Street. This place still exists near Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Hippies had different values and sense of dressing and this had had a major affect on the contemporary culture. Music, arts, literature, film, television; everything was influenced by the hippie culture. Since the widespread hippie movement in the 1960s, many aspects of hippie culture have been adopted by mainstream society. The music festivals, the health food and even the cyberspace revolution, all are the gifts of the hippie culture.
Hippie Chick Party Supplies – The Options
You may select Basic Party Pack from our Hippie Chick Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Hippie Chick Kids Party Supplies that has much more items than the Hippie Chick Basic Pack. The Hippie Chick deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Hippie Chick Kids Birthday Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Hippie Chick Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Hippie Chick Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
I’ve personally used Hippie Chick Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Hippie Chick lover kids.