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« on: May 22, 2007, 09:57:10 PM »
Yes, we have our first 1001 thread, and I expect EVERYONE to contribute.  :D

Like it says above, it's a list of (hopefully)1001 ideas for campaign holidays. I'll get the obvious ones out of the way.

1. Celebration of the New Year.
2. Day of Independence/Founding.
3. Commemoration of a Battle.
4. Birthday of a Ruler.
5. Celebration revolving around ANY celestial event.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 10:03:00 PM »
6. The changing of seasons
7. The death of a hated ruler
8. Birthday of an important hero
9. Commemoration of a religious/mythical event (The Day Sicloran Murdered his Shadow and Slew Mighty Tharak, etc.)
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007, 12:17:50 AM »
10. Memorial for the dead
11. Commemoration of day magic came into being
12. Celebrations of the hunt
13. Celebrattions of patriotism
14. Celebrations regarding geographical anomalies
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 03:32:09 AM »
15. Celebrating the harvest.

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16. Celebrating a marriage
17. Celebrating a birth
18. Mourning a death
19. Celebrating a birthday
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 09:34:48 AM »
20. an equinox
21. a solstice
22. end of a terrible war.

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 09:39:36 AM »
23. the birth of a good god.
24. The death of a evil god.
25. A king/queen's birthday
26. End of the harvest season.
27. Important technological/magical discovery.
28. Birth of a race.
29. (evil societies) Destruction of a hated race.
30. Creation of the universe.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 10:22:56 AM »
31. Celebration of day city/town/hamlet was made.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 02:35:56 PM »
A holiday created for a race, culture, or religious following because everybody else had one and they wanted one too. :)

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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 04:37:52 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007, 06:39:18 PM »
I think this is 33:  Hedonfest!  A Valentine's Day for continua that don't have a Saint Valentine.  Celebrates romance/pleasure for it's own sake.

34:  Arbor Day.  Might dovetail with one of the previous suggestions, but it occurs to me that in a campain in which Druids have real power, this one would be freaking HUGE.

35:  Manna Convergence.  In any campaign in which magic is real, some forms of magic might strengthen or weaken unusually at certain times of the year.  On these days, folks will undoubtedly adjust their routines to take advatage/stay out of the way of the results.

36:  The Day of the Holy Trickster.  What campaign would be complete without an April Fool's equivalent?
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2007, 06:42:33 PM »
whatever, you post, from experience on many, many 1001 threads, NUMBER YOUR IDEAS!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2007, 11:15:41 PM »
37:  Speakday.  Say there is an oracle who can only give a prophecy on a certain day of the year.    Well, this is the day
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2007, 11:20:32 PM »
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23. the birth of a good god.
24. The death of a evil god.

38. the death of a good god. (martyrdom!)
39. the birth of an evil god. (fearful toadying!)
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2007, 02:32:40 AM »
40. Celebrating boys.

41. Celebrating girls.

42. Celebrating children.

43. Celebrating the elderly.

44. Coming of age ceremony: Since this is not on an individual level this holiday can be for everyone who reaches a certain age within the current year, or experiences a certain event in this year, such as menarche (in females),  voice change (in males), or some other event related to puberty.

45. Worker's Day: In a similar vein to Boxing Day, employers give gifts to their employees.  Alternatively, it could be a day of rest from work.

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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2007, 09:53:05 AM »
46. Celebration of the Military, honoring and remembering their sacrifice.

47. Tournament Day. A day when tournaments are held in all major cities.
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