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Holidays
« on: July 03, 2009, 07:54:47 PM »
SAFE-HAVEN HOLIDAYS

Note: ESH years represent the day of establishment by the government, and do not necessarily coincide with actual event. (e.g. Kaine wasn’t born in 153).

03.15 – (ESH 152) = WinterFourth 15th = Second Wall Day = On this day the citizens of Safe-Haven celebrate the commemoration of the second wall completion. Government offices are closed for the day and the second wall is lined with vendors selling wares at a decent discount (subsidized by the government). This is usually a day that has a good chance of being snowy, but folks still come out in the cold.

04.12 – (ESH 188) = WinterEnd 12th = Day of Five = On this day the citizens of Safe-Haven celebrate the founding of the Council of Five. Government offices are closed for the day and there is a Grande Ball at the Church at night.

05.24 – (ESH 277) = SpringBegin 24th = Ascension Day = The holiest of days. The day starts with a parade that marches through the city, with grand floats and streamers. It continues with a festival around the Temple grounds, which sets up a speech by the Holy Priest during sunset. At night there is a Grande Ball at the church. The next day is considered a day of rest, with the exception of the armed forces, all are asked to not work.

06.10 – (ESH 188) = SpringEnd 10th = Third Wall Day = On this day the citizens of Safe-Haven celebrate the commemoration of the third wall completion. Government offices are closed for the day and the third wall is lined with vendors selling wares at a decent discount (subsidized by the government). The celebration has been taken to a new level where the third wall passes the Theater District. On this day, the theater district puts on an all day show that attracts anyone and everyone in the city.

07.09 – (ESH 030) = SummerFirst 9th = Day of Reckoning = Another holy day. This is the day, that according to Kaine Scripture, the Karh’Thul demons no longer advanced on him, the very first entire day they held their ground. All citizens are expected to attend church and rest this day. No celebration is performed. A ceremony is performed by the clergy at the Outer-Rim wall.

07.18 – (ESH 153) = SummerFirst 18th = Day of Forever = The second of holiest days, this day celebrates Kaine’s birthday. Another festival occurs on the temple grounds for all to come too. It is a less formal fair then what occurs on Ascension Day but the common folk enjoy it even more. It ends with fireworks over scattered bonfires about the grounds.

08.21 – (ESH 138) = SummerSecond 21st = First Wall Day = On this day the citizens of Safe-Haven celebrate the commemoration of the first wall completion. Government offices are closed for the day and the first wall is lined with vendors selling wares at a decent discount (subsidized by the government). The temple itself (not the grounds though) is closed to the public on this day as the clergy use it for their yearly conference.

09.24 – (ESH 257) = SummerEnd 24th = Fourth Wall Day = On this day the citizens of Safe-Haven celebrate the commemoration of the fourth wall completion. Government offices are closed for the day and the fourth wall is lined with vendors selling wares at a decent discount (subsidized by the government).  Farmers bring their wares and are subsidized in their offering of a heavy discount with selling of their wares outside the city gates. This day is the most enjoyed by all common folk as it is the last holiday before Winter. Many caravans and people camp outside Our-Commons outermost wall and enjoy a weeklong festival.