This is going to be a very 'open' exercise; create a holiday based around the idea of a culture's protection. Being safe is a very important part of any society; however, as they say, Death is all around us! Protection can be celebrated from any number of things; here's some examples to get your imagination going: Military protection (a memorial, or other appreciation service, a military show) Sexual protection (an awareness day) Health protection (Awareness day, clean-up-the-city day, appreciate medical professionals day) Spiritual protection (Ward-off-evil-spirits day, appreciate-protective-deity day) Protecting the past (A historical day, a day memorials or other archaeological treasures are maintained or appreciated) Protection of a certain demographic (ie: women and children; a rape/robbery/abuse awareness day) As always, you can use the form below, or free-write about your 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 guardsmen/soldiers play any special role? Are any charms or rituals performed for protection? Other Creating Holiday Exercises: Seasons! Death! Food! Protection! Costumes! Travel! Animals! Time! Parents! Invention! Gifts! Inebriation! Superstition! Religion! Miracles! Birthdays! Manliness! Games! The Future! Purification! Flowers!