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Join the applause each day as the sun sets
Hear ye - hear ye - A NEW event to applaud our delightful sunset! In WA, we are lucky to have the sunset over our beaches and this is something tourists come to see from near and far! What could be more relaxing, than watching the sunset over our iconic Scarborough Beach?
If you grew up in Perth, perhaps watching the sunset over the ocean at night was something that you take for granted. However, there are so many places where this is not a normal event. And now a group of Scarborough residents are turning this into an event that is both charming and peaceful. One of the ideas behind this theme is that it is an appreciation for the day that has just been and hope for the new day.
Now, there is an inaugural Scarborough Sunset Applause event and you can be part of starting up this new Scarborough tradition!
Each evening from 1st November 2018 a new tradition will see locals, as well as visitors, gather on Scarborough Beach in a happy celebration of our most precious asset in Western Australia - our sunset.
The Scarborough Sunset Applause starts as one individual's expression of gratitude, before changing into a "collective appreciation of the day that was, and the evening that is to come."
The Scarborough Beach Association, local businesses and the Scarborough community are patronising the Applause every night, and you are invited you to join in and be part of this new and fun tradition.
The Scarborough Sunset Applause is based on an experience that takes place throughout Europe and also other parts of the world. Here, there will be both locals and visitors who will gather each evening to admire and celebrate the spectacular sunset!
As the sun sets and heads towards the horizon, these people gather together in the restaurants, bars and along the beach and all start to applaud. This is quite an emotional event and by just this one simple action, there is a moment started on every single night for the whole year.
The applause will become an iconic Scarborough tradition and a must do for visitors to WA. People all around the world, including tourists, look for these types of events whilst travelling and now it will be a nightly vision and tradition in our own Scarborough.
It is amazing but people become somehow connected by this simple act of applause – strangers suddenly become friends as they make time in their busy days to stop and reflect on all that has been.
When this brief moment is gone each day, people realise that this shared applause "helps to dissolve boundaries between people and re-ignites the human connection."
Sunsets over the ocean are unique to Western Australia and we are lucky that people have shown an interest in this and started this movement.
The first Scarborough Sunset Applause will be on Thursday 1st November 2018. This will occur simultaneously with the first night of the popular Scarborough Sunset Markets. You can read about these markets at this link.
The sun will set at about 6.40 pm on 1st November, however, it would be a great idea to also go to these markets and perhaps have a bite to eat either before or after the applause event. There will also be entertainment at these markets, as well as market stalls.