Your task this round is to create a holiday with people dressing or spellbinding themselves in costumes! At mardi gras, people wear masks to enjoy the no-consequence world of anonymity At Halloween, people disguise themselves from rampant spirits A culture may dress as animals to commemorate a god of nature, or for a celebrate-your- pet day Wearing wizard cloaks and hats may be fashionable on a magic-related holiday It could be part of a coming-of-age ceremony Disguise carries all sorts of cultural connotations; one might dress up as a historical or mythical figure to honour them, or even just for fun! It could also be a protective method, as the origins of Halloween are. Invent a holiday where costumes are mandatory! 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)? Any particular style of costume encouraged? Are masks typically worn as well? Is it important to not be recognized? Any performances take advantage of the disguised populace? 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!