Your task this week is simple; create a fictional holiday specific to a religion. You can invent your own religion, or you can invent a new holiday for an existing one. It can celebrate any part of a religion, from sacrifice and charity to rituals for recieving blessings. It can be a day of prayer, a day of commune with nature, a day of studying holy books/histories, it could even be a day when the spirit/deity the religion is built around comes to visit! 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)? Explain the religion this holiday is related to: Are there any sacrifices such as fasting, blood sacrifice, or monetary donations? Do the clergy do anything extra to celebrate? Are those from other religions permitted to celebrate? Are there any themes to this holiday such as colours or icons? Is any entertainment traditional? Do the deities/spirits this holiday is built around do anything 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!