Whether it's a cultural festival for anthros or furries to celebrate their roots, or a hug-your-pet day, it's not inconceivable for a culture to have holidays based on the local wildlife! For example, in real life, we have Arbor Day, which focuses on the preservation of the natural world; primarily trees, but the animals that live in those trees, too! We also have focus times for species which are endangered or facing extinction! Many animals also are used as symbols: For example, in this world, a dove may be used to represent peace, a dog for loyalty, a fox for cunning. In this way, a holiday could use an animal to celebrate what that animal represents. So your task is twofold this time; first, come up with a decent list of creatures to populate your world (MalkutheHighwind's Creature Creation Challenges may help!) and then create a holiday based around those creatures! The holiday can be about protection, appreciation, affection, hunting, communicating, remembering, anything! You can use the form below or free-write, but if you free-write please try and cover the points in the form! 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)? What creatures are celebrated: What is the attitude towards animals for this holiday? How do pets/tamed animals/familiars fit in? Is it permissible to kill an animal on this holiday? Is it permissible to eat meat on this holiday? Do insects count? 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!