What better theme for instalment 13? This time, we're creating holidays that started out as a means to fend off evil! These superstitions can be grounded in truth, or be completely bogus; it's up to you! Remember also that superstitions can manifest in many different ways; having a particular item you own dubbed as being lucky (ie: lucky shoes) is superstitious, enforcing certain rules (no women on ships) is superstitious, performing rituals for fortune or to ward off evil (exorcisms, reciting a charm, etc) is superstitious! People make sacrifices, carry charms, perform rites, arrange their homes, alter their diets, and time their schedules to keep their lives swimming in fortune and far away from evil 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)? Are any (otherwise normal) things considered lucky/unlucky on this holiday? Is there a certain sign people look for to see if they are lucky/unlucky on this holiday? Do games of chance, drawing fortunes, and other activities take prevalence on this holiday? 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!