Changeling-Calendar

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These are the the fae holidays:

Imbolc               - Fri Feb 02 2007
Homstrom             - Sat Feb 03 2007
Carnival             - Wed Feb 28 2007
Greening             - Wed Apr 04 2007
May Day              - Tue May 01 2007
Beltaine             - Wed May 02 2007
HighSummer's Night   - Tue Jul 17 2007
Pennons              - Wed Oct 04 2006
Samhain              - Tue Oct 31 2006
Guy Fawkes Day       - Sun Nov 05 2006
Boxing Day           - Tue Dec 26 2006

Beltaine
A night which celebrates peace life and love. It is a grand celebration and is a night where the majority of marriages occur and is one of the most important days on the Fae calendar. There is supposed to be a time of peace during Beltaine and violence is strongly discouraged.

Boxing Day
This is the day on which Nobles box up small gifts (ranging from a mundane beaded necklace to a chimerical silver tea set) and give them to the commoners. The type of gift the noble gives a commoner, of course, depends on the relationship the pair have. Often on this day, nobles will announce and/or present titles to commoners. On rare occasion, a Noble may even agree to change places with a commoner for the day.

Carnival
A celebration of the new unity between nobles and commoners and a night where some of the wildest celebrations of Kithain are held. On this day a local mortal is enchanted and elected to be King of the Carnival while the local noble takes the part of jester. The new Kings word is considered law until sunrise of the following day while the jester is to be treated like a commoner and can issue no punishment for anything said or done when it is over. On this celebration violence to another is forbidden and any caught offending will be brought to the dazed mortal for justice.

Greening
An informal festival celebrating the commencement of spring. Celebrants decorate themselves with flowers and grass and each Childling receives a crown of grass and there is dancing until the late evening.

Guy Fawkes Day
This commoner festival is celebrated by radicals who think of Guy Fawkes as a martyr and defender of the rights of commoners. It's generally celebrated by blowing things up. The Seelie commoners tend to simply light fire crackers, while the Unseelie will go as far as blowing up parts of Nobles' property with kegs of gunpowder or even plastic explosives. Even the Unseelie, however, don't try to harm anyone, and their explosions are kept to unused sheds or empty stables. There will often be one select commoner who dresses up in 17th century clothing, pretending to be Guy Fawkes himself.

HighSummer Night
The night which Pooka relish. It is a celebration of mirth and freedom and one is allows to toy with mortals one finds that night. The Pooka know it as Pranksgiving and compete to see who can play the most elaborate and outrageous prank.

Homstrom
This is a celebration of coming spring. It's generally a commoner festival, which involves a grand feast. Commoners enjoy winter sports, dancing, and making music around a balefire. They burn small dolls made of straw, winter flowers, or evergreens, symbolizing Flora, the goddess of spring. Eshu sometimes choose to present new tales of hope and renewal at this time.

Imbolc
A festival in honor of the balefire that is also known as the bards day this day is the Pennons for Artist where bards and performers compete in their own prowess and the spirit of creativity is celebrated. Also before the Imbolc fire runners bring glamour from the well of fire under King David's palace to light balefires in all of Concordia.

May Day
A day set aside for working commoners to celebrate, especially Boggans and Nockers. However, rather than rest on their holiday, many Boggans and Nockers will choose it as a day to present their best wares. Displays of food and gadgets are set out in the freehold, and all other kiths come to enjoy the day and browse the wares. The end of the day is marked by a parade and a huge feast.

Pennons
A holiday that celebrates the art of competition; mostly physical. On this holiday there are great jousting competitions, sparring competitions and hunts for chimerical monsters. It is named in honor of the King's custom of giving pennons, flags with his personal crest, to champions who can fly them for a year. The feast is also a great time for artisans who receive additional patronage for the festivities and are often asked to commemorate memorable competitors and victories.

Samhain
A solemn night where the mists go thin. It is a night to remember those that the dreaming has lost as well as those mortals who have been spearheads in the fight against Banality. This night is when each changeling commemorates their own struggle against the mists. For the Unseelie court it is a night where the shadow court holds reign and the Unseelie Fae hold festivals mocking the practices of the Seelie and Seelie Fae are encouraged to give in to their Unseelie sides for the night.