How are you doing my fellow Mappers

Posted by kingfries on 24 December 2016 in English (English)

Hope I'm not the only one who tries to avoid christmas hehe. Happy Holidays everyone (whatever you may or may not be celebrating) :)

Comment from eklas on 24 December 2016 at 17:58

why are you avoiding christmas? what happened?

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Comment from kingfries on 24 December 2016 at 18:53

Nothing, I don't actively ,,avoid'' but its more of a ,,Christmas... meh...'' thing, still gotta visit the family tomorrow. Nope I'm not (yet) the grinch ahaha

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Comment from Thunderbird on 24 December 2016 at 19:19

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, happy mapping!

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Comment from Sarepava on 25 December 2016 at 01:09

Does Pasalia not have some kind of winter festival? I mean, if no religious content then surely the feast of consumerism would have taken off in your part of the world.

Karolians love Juuli (our word for Christmas) by the way - it's a welcome period of light in the dark winter months, and we tend to express this quite literally with candlelit parades, choral concerts and winter sports.

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Comment from Luciano on 25 December 2016 at 02:44

In Tárrases, there is a summer solstice festival (El Estío, which is called in Mahhalian, Bittanybwn). And the Ortholics and Reformian Christics celebrate a holiday of sorts, too, but it isn't really a major holiday. Bity Nybwn is a legal holiday on the 21st, but the 25th is not a holiday. The calendar new year is celebrated.

The winter solstice (La Bruma, or Benobybwn), is much more significant in Mahhal and Tárrases. The last 2 weeks of June, everything shuts down. It also matches up with "Sovereignty Day" (Festival de la Soberanía) in Tárrases, which is always on June 29.

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Comment from Myrcia on 25 December 2016 at 10:16

Members of the Kirk Myrcia (and secular Myrcians) celebrate Dréamhealdende which is a Christic festival but one which incorporates a healthy dose of Myrcian pagan tradition.

Myrcians decorate evergreen trees in their gardens or on common land with strings of lights and on the night of Dréamhealdende they gather around the tree to sing folk songs and hymns. The following day they exchange gifts in the morning, eat a traditional lunch of fish, dill and potatoes in the afternoon and then go for a walk. It is a tradition to walk to the sea and offer a sprig of your Dréamhealdende tree to the waves as an offering for protection from floods in the months to come.

The Séftnes festival at this time is called the Æmettafést. It is similar in many ways to Dréamhealdende as the Séftneshús meets on local common land (or often on cliffs or beaches) for silent worship which is followed by a bonfire and a communal feast (usually of fish cooked on a large fire).

Myrcia is a lovely place to spend December!

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