Even though the Presentation Ceremony for the Noble Prize does not conform to the general idea of a holiday, festival or celebration as such I think the idea behind it captures the spirit.  I am not going to go into too much detail on the prize and history of it or Alfred Noble, but I do want to take a moment to outline why I believe it follows the spirit.

I confess that I am not an expert on Noble but I have grown up with the understanding that prizes were given out to people who had made great contributions to the human race.  I believe that these people were not trying for a prize, for I think that they would not have been able to succeed to the level necessary to be named Noble Laureates.  The greater our understanding of all things the better we will be as a race.  I especially enjoy the idea of the Noble Peace prize which goes to the heart of what I wish this to be a small steep towards.  The human race has far to go to be at peace with one another but every steep we take gets us a little closer and to know that people are out there trying to bring this about helps me and I am sure many others have faith that we may one day achieve understanding among all people of the world.

I do know that controversy may have come up in regards to who has won prizes but it is the idea behind it that I applaud and that through a simple will, that may have gone through a lot ofcontroversy before being realized, the idea came from one man to acknowledge those who are examples to us all.

The official site:  http://nobelprize.org

Wiki:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Prize