A celebration is an observance of an event which includes both formality and festivity.
Old Testament worship was centered around Festivals. These were all centered on an event.
New Testament worship (Acts 2)
festive- with singing and sharing
formal- devoting themselves to certain things
God wants us to delight in His presence.
Sharing God's gift to us to daily sustain and strengthen us.
It binds people together.
We celebrate God's presence by being around other people in whom the Spirit of God dwells.
Baptism is an act of celebration.
It is an outward act that portrays an inward experience.
Mary's worship as celebration
It was literally unheard of for a woman to unbind her hair in public.