The Calendar

Months of the Year


Within Catreath the names of the months are as follows:-

November
Yearsbeginning
December
Midwinter
January
Freezing
February
Thawing
March
Springsturning
April
Sowing
May
Lowcrops
June
Midsummer
July
Highcrops
August
Harvesting
September
Autumnsturning
October
Yearsend
The start of the new year follows the Night of the Dead (at Halloween).

The current date in the game is 20 Yearsend 635 .

Festivals


The people of Catreath celebrate five main festivals in the year.

The Night of the Dead

The festival of Eon, the father of the gods, happens between the old year and the new from sundown on 31st Yearsend until sun up on 1st Yearsbeginning. In these hours between the years the boundaries between the worlds grown thin and the dead are said to walk the earth once more. On the Night of the Dead all sensible people stay indoors, fill their homes with light and laughter to ward away evil and leave offerings for their departed loved ones.

Midwinter

The festival of Fire, midwinter is a celebration of the winter beginning to depart and summer coming once again. Followers of Hadan and Dia light fires and hold feasts to celebrate the light conquering darkness once again.

Spring Equinox

The festival of Air, the spring equinox is a time of quiet contemplation. The followers of Vistan and Liadrin encourage consideration of the summer to come and the winter departed, and many celebrate this festival in silent meditation.

Midsummer

The festival of Water is a time of celebration of the joys of summer. The followers of Telialan and Sul lead festivals in games, music, feasting and all pleasurable things.

Autumn Equinox

The festival of Earth is a celebration of the harvest recently gathered and a time of giving thanks to the gods for their bounty. The followers of Cor and Amadar will bless the fields and livestock of those who request it, and it is a time when food is given to those less fortunate than yourself.