Inspired by Diana's thread about the mindset of characters during holidays! This is going to be a series of exercises on creating holidays; I don't know how many I'll put up but let's have some fun with it, shall we? A SEASONAL HOLIDAY Create a holiday whose purpose is to celebrate a season: you can use the form below or free-write. Don't be afraid to get creative: You don't have to stick with Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring for seasons, you could invent your own! Try to avoid copying established holidays in our world; be unique and remember that anything that becomes tradition stops looking silly after a while. Saying that your holiday is celebrated by wearing bells on your clothes and playing songs with different kinds of bells seems weird until you consider that every year we dress our kids (and ourselves!) up in costumes and send them to other people's houses to ask for candy. DO NOT FEAR THE WEIRD. Holiday Name: When is it celebrated? Who celebrates? What is done to celebrate? How old is this holiday? Has this holiday changed much from its roots? Where do the festivities take place? Is there anything it is taboo to do on this holiday? Do people dress differently for this holiday? Is any kind of decoration traditional? Are any colours, symbols, or icons associated with this holiday? Are any spirits or deities associated with this holiday? Is it an important/widespread celebration, or a smaller affair? Are any foods or drinks associated with this holiday? Do any natural events coincide with this holiday (ie: an eclipse)? Does it celebrate the end of a season? The beginning? The mid-point? Which season? Other Creating Holidays Exercises: Seasons! Death! Food! Protection! Costumes! Travel! Animals! Time! Parents! Invention! Gifts! Inebriation! Superstition! Religion! Miracles! Birthdays! Manliness! Games! The Future! Purification! Flowers!