Common Holidays and Festivals
Below is the list of popular holidays and festivals celebrated in Eoran.
Celebrated on the last Burnday of Cinder
Midsummer is a summer solstice festival. Celebrations include grand feasts followed by libations, and dancing around bonfires.
Celebrated on third Burnday of Thorncrest
Families gather for the final feast before the lean winter season. Offerings are made to the gods to make the winter gentle, and to prevent spoiling of food supplies.
Celebrated on the last day of Hollow
Marks the passing of the year.
Celebrated on the last day of Briteborn
Midwinter is a winter solstice festival usually. Celebrations include exchanging of gifts. This holiday has special spiritual significance in Druidic circles.
Celebrated on the first day of Torrent
The celebration marks the end of winter season. It is celebration of renewal and starting over. Merchants usually provide major discounts trying to clear out their inventories and first feasts of the year are held.
Celebrated on the second Burnday of Thorncrest
Holiday that commemorates the end of the Purge. It is usually a rather somber day on which people are encouraged to reflect on their fate and their place in the world. A common tradition during Purge Day is the Toiling of the Bells: throughout the day temples and city halls ring their bells starting at mid day and into the evening hours. If large bells are not available, it is customary for groups of clerics of various faiths to walk the streets with small hand bells.
Day of the Dead
Celebrated on third Chainday of Dust
It is said that on the third Chainday of Dust the Divine Realm of Stillness is so close to the Prime Material Plane that it is possible for the spirits of the dead to cross over to the world of the living. It is the most opportune time to commune with the spirits of the dead or to cast resurrection spells. In most parts of the world people hold libations for the beloved dead, pouring one out in the memory of those who passed away. It is also a good occasion for feasts and festivals, full of mediums, charlatans and fortune tellers.
On Day of the Dead restless spirits who have not crossed over into afterlife become agitated, and especially active. Ghosts, specters and wraiths awaken to set their affairs to order, or seek vengeance on those who wronged them. Restless ancestors, relatives or spurned lovers will often haunt their loved ones on this day, not out of malice but out of desire to see them again.
Because of this it is also customary for adults to cover with a thin gauze with the sacred warding rune painted over the face after dusk. This is supposed to prevent both vengeful and benign spirits from finding them, as no one enjoys being hunted.