It's been a while, but it's back (if anyone missed it ) This holiday is about gifts! The obvious real-world examples would be Christmas, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Valentine's, and Birthdays! (Birthdays are holidays in my book!) Your challenge this week is to create a holiday that is not just celebrated BY giving gifts, but which also celebrates the act of gift-giving itself! The act of giving a gift is heavy in symbolism, especially when you take into account what exactly is being given. Gift don't have to be physical items, either! The spirit of this holiday could go in many directions; it could be a holiday of selflessness, a day of charity, a commemoration of friendship, family, or romance! As always, you can use the form or free-write about a character enjoying/celebrating the holiday 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 there any foods or drinks associated with this holiday? Do any natural events coincide with this holiday (ie: an eclipse)? Do the gifts have a shared theme? Are gifts usually home-made, or is it equally acceptable to purchase/forage a gift? Does everyone give gifts, or do some only receive? Are non-material gifts acceptable? (ie: giving work, giving a hug) What (if any) gifts are unacceptable? Are gifts given to anyone, or to a certain group/relation? 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!