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  • Brenna: Hey, Arcadians! I started a community on for us. Think of it as a chatroom with a jukebox we can all take turns using. Whip up an account and let me know your account name (it's a private room).
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Author Topic: The Vegan Calendar!  (Read 2098 times)

Phia Bisset

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The Vegan Calendar!
« on: December 13, 2013, 06:23:58 PM »
This is meant to be a calendar of both planetary and system-wide celebrations, days of remembrance and other observances. Use this spreadsheet to list the dates and, if there are any customs or other information, post about it in the thread here!
My Ancient Vegan name is "Dances-with-Zippos".

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Re: The Vegan Calendar!
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2013, 12:00:01 PM »
Brainstorming here, but I'm wondering if Sin would have warped two holidays to her liking.  What if system-wide, St. Serenity Day (June 30th) became...something else, maybe the beginning of a two-week long jubilee for Sin (whose birthday is July 10th) and the various Iron Angels?  Like Topaz could decide that July 2nd is his day on the jubilee, and the planet Psyche better throw him a parade, OR ELSE.

Also wondering if Phoebe's birthday would (ironically) be celebrated as 'Liberation Day', because that was the day Sin freed Vega from the tyranny of Sol colonialism.  Thoughts?

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Re: The Vegan Calendar!
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 02:57:01 PM »
That sounds fantastic, and that would explain why St. Serenity's Day is tolerated.

"A Saint's day? How quaint, but we all know why they're really carrying that icon up and down Main Street! See, they draped in the Imperial flag!"

Something tells me that more recent icons of St. Serenity have Sin's hairdo instead of the buns.

And, Liberation Day sounds like it may also be "Galactic Kick-a-Peasant Day" for Loyalists and "Galactic Bar Brawl Day" for the Revolution (a la Firefly). Phia will not hesitate to disguise herself and wear the pink, white and turquoise rosette of the Arcadian Party (which lasted all of ten minutes, until Sin had them all drowned in champagne or something).
« Last Edit: December 14, 2013, 03:03:09 PM by Phia Bisset »
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Re: The Vegan Calendar!
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 06:05:51 PM »
For Penthesilea, I see a series of festivals they might share with the Orphean underground. From October 30th to November 2nd, there's a four day major feast to the dead.

October 30th is Hell Night or Rumpus Night. Starting at Sundown, children have school off for the duration of the feast weekend and bands of roving troublemakers from Neighborhood Krewes cause mischief and set off various loud noises to frighten off angry, restless ghosts. The Imperial Police are supposedly on high alert, but it's generally accepted that, as long as you don't do anything lethal or expensive, they'll let it go.

October 31st is the Feast of Phantoms or Samhain. Children of Penthesilea still trick or treat on these nights and families will make up altars to the ancestors and loved ones long lost. Masquerades and street festivals occur on this evening, and Psychics will often accept gifts of old clothes or food to ensure good luck for the givers.

November 1st is All Saints Night. This is when families descend on cemeteries and memorials to clean them and picnic to leave offerings. The local houses of worship reconsecrate things on this day, and many people will wear marigolds or fake monarch butterflies as a symbol that they have donated time or money to various charities for tending graves and supporting houses of worship.

November 2nd, the end of the Feast, is All Souls Night. This final evening begins as the quietest. Families will lay out a place for the dead at the supper table, doling out portions of everything, and supper is eaten by the light of a single candle or lamp. As soon as all are finished eating, the light is put out and all must remain silent as the souls of the departed are said to come partake of a meal with their loved ones. The dish is taken out to a crossroad and the food is left there. Even if animals or desperate beggars eat the offering, it's seen as the will of the dead and thus, they've eaten it. Some groups will say one last farewell with songs and poetry slams, but the night is seen as a cool down from the past three days of excitement.
My Ancient Vegan name is "Dances-with-Zippos".