Holidays, festivals, celebrations, feast days

I recently re-posted my moon calendar over on the dark sun reddit. also here.

Now I am looking for dates to include when certain calendar events happen so I can add to it. I have pretty much scoured every source looking for info; 2e, 3e, 4e. and a few books (PP and RaFoaDK). If anyone has anything I have missed, let me know.

I am mostly looking for yearly holidays, festivals, celebrations, feast days, etc or special dates that could be found on a calendar. Some of what I have below do not have dates associated with them, Because they were never provided as a time frame of when they occurred. Others I created dates for that seemed appropriated based on the text surrounding the event. Others like the elemental and paraelemental I just made up to what made sense and seemed clerics needed a special day a year. Things that may be a future occurrence like “Day of Light” or “Death of Kalak” I am not including.

Thus far I have:

Solar events
Highest sun - Dominary 1
Lowest Sun -Morrow 3
Descending Equinox - Macro 4
Ascending Equinox - Anabasis 2

Seasons
High Sun begins - Hoard 1
Sun Ascending begins - Morrow 1
Sun Descending begins - Fortuary 1

Festival Weeks
Festival of the Cooling Sun - Dessalia 1-5
Festival of the Soaring Sun - Assalia 1-5
Festival of the Highest Sun - Zenalia 1-5

Nibenay
Starlight Pageant - Dessalia 1-5 and Assalia 1-5 and Zenalia 1-5

Saragar
Great Trade - Hexameron 28 - Morrow 2 and Zenalia 1-5

Urik
Nadir-Night - Morrow 3

Draj
Flowery Wars - Dominary 6-10 and Hexameron 15-19

Gulg
Highest Sun – Dominary 1
Lowest Sun - Morrow 3
Red Moon Hunt - Fortuary 7 (Varies)

Gith
Ghost Moon Feast - Flagstaad 24 (Varies)

Elven
Feast of Ral - Fortuary 7

Halfling
Festival of Great Earth

Dwarven
Birth of the Mountain

Gustinal.
Day of Cleansing

Elemental
Fire - Sedulous 17
Earth - Fithover 16
Water - octavus 20
Air - Hoard 19

Paraelemental
Sun - Dominary 1
Magma - Macro 4
Silt - Morrow 3
Rain - Anabasis 2

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I am in awe of your work, Rovewin.

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Thanks! I will post more details on each of the holidays on my blog when I get some time

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I reckon Election Day in Balic would be a holiday (well, until FY10 anyway…). You want your citizens to have no excuse not to vote, and it’s also likely the anniversary of Andropinis being elected Dictator, so its a 2 for 1 deal. As to when Election Day in Balic would be, I have no idea of a date.

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Agreed. I just found the reference to that as well.

Balic
Elections are once every three years.

Raam
I also found an annual public ceremony in Raam to recharge the Star of Badna.

Draj
Semi-annual parades culminate in a secret rite inside the palace (possibly a magical renewal of the golems’ energies) attended only by the king and his highest templar

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Here is the revised list I settled on and that I used in my calendar. If there are any obvious ones I missed please let me know.

Solar events
Highest sun: Dominary 1
Lowest Sun: Morrow 3
Descending Equinox: Macro 4
Ascending Equinox: Anabasis 2

Eleven-year Events
Great Conjunction: Dominary 1 (Ral)
The Darkened Sun: Morrow 3 (Dragon)

Seasons
High Sun begins: Hoard 1
Sun Ascending begins: Morrow 1
Sun Descending begins: Fortuary 1

General

New Year’s Eve: Zenalia 5
New Year’s Day: Dominary 1
Mid year: Morrow 3

Festival Weeks
Festival of the Cooling Sun: Dessalia 1-5
Festival of the Soaring Sun: Assalia 1-5
Festival of the Highest Sun: Zenalia 1-5

Elemental
Air: Whispering: Sedulous 17
Water: Day of Healing: Fithover 16
Earth: Burial of the Stone: Octavus 18-22
Fire: Festival of Flames: Hoard 19

Paraelemental
Sun: Highest Sun: Dominary 1
Rain: Rain Calling Ceremony: Macro 4-24
Silt: Siltbirth: Morrow 3
Magma: Pathing of the Lava: Anabasis 1-3

Nibenay
Starlight Pageant: Dessalia 1-5, Assalia 1-5, Zenalia 1-5
Day of Ancestors: Hexameron 30
Wedding/Marriage Celebration: Dominary 1

Draj
Flowery Wars: Dominary 6-10, Hexameron 15-19
Black Guard Parade: Fortuary 3, Hoard 3

Gulg
Red Noble Appointment: Dominary 1
Celebration of the Peoples: Dominary 1: Morrow 3
Red Moon Hunt*: Fortuary 7

Tyr
Gladiator Games: 10 days each month
Harvest Trade Festival: Flagstaad 4
Festivals of Labor: Dessalia 1-5, Assalia 1-5, Zenalia 1-5

Balic
Election Day (3 yrs): Zenalia 1
Inauguration Day (3 yrs): Dominary 1
Festival of the Poets: Anabasis 2
Parade of Authority: First of Each Festival Week

Raam
Badna’s Blessing: Each festival week
Call to Worship: Every Sixday
Star of Badna’s Renewal: Dominary 1

Urik
Nadir-Night: Morrow 3
Day of Battle: Macro 4, Anabasis 2
Parade of Victory: Morrow 15-17
Reading of the Code: Dominary 1

Saragar
Great Trade: Hexameron 28 - Morrow 2: Zenalia 1-5

Elven
Star Racer’s Night: Morrow 3
Market Days: Hexameron 28 - Morrow 2: Zenalia 1-5
Feast of Ral*: Fortuary 7

Pterran
Day of the Earth Mother: Anabasis 1

Gith
Ghost Moon Feast*: Flagstaad 24

Halfling
Festival of Great Earth: Thaumast 15

Dwarven
Birth of the Mountain: Thaumast 30

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