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Author Topic: Holidays and Festivals of Pruul  (Read 472 times)

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Holidays and Festivals of Pruul
« on: Jan 26, 17, 12:44:50 PM »
SPRING NEW YEAR
Though Pruul is now on the same year count as the Realm, for many years before the takeover by Askavi they celebrated their own New Year at the vernal equinox. This would be symbolized by a gathering of one's Clan, where each tribe would contribute to an offering table. These were gifts to the Darkness, overseen by a Priestess; they symbolized the gifts that the Clan hoped to receive from the Darkness. Despite now changing the year in time with the rest of the Realm now, the Pruulians still celebrate their Springtime New Year.

Items on the Offering Table:
*Wheat, barley or lentils growing in a round dish, symbolizing rebirth.
*Sweet pudding made from wheat germ, symbolizing affluence.
*Dried fruit, symbolizing love.
*Dried garlic, symbolizing medicine.
*Apples, symbolizing beauty and health.
*Oranges, symbolizing the color of the rising sun.
*Vinegar, for age and for patience.

Adding coins meant you were making an offering in order to accrue more material wealth.

A few other things that might be added to the Offering Table:
Mirror - symbolizing Sky
Dirt - symbolizing Earth
Candles - symbolizing Fire
Blue fabric - symbolizing Water
Goats - symbolizing Animals
Nested dolls - symbolizing Humans and Fertility
Coins - symbolizing prosperity

After the Offering to the Darkness was done, the Clan would have a feast, and partake of the offering. They believe that the Darkness consumes the "soul" of the offerings, leaving the "body" to them to eat.

HIGH SUMMER
Though it's not a true holiday, during the summer the Pruulian Clans tend to gather, to trade among themselves and to celebrate another year. Tournaments in fighting are held, as well as games--for instance, a common game is "who can stay on the bucking stallion the longest?" The answer is often the one who cheats with Craft.

This is also when the Clan Queen collects their tithes for the six-month. The other time is at Winsol, which proceeds much as it does in the rest of the Realm.

HIGH WINTER

These seven days are split between fasting and celebration. The first three days are full of prayers, fasting, and reflection, as winter brings a harder time to Pruul. The last four days begin the usual Winsol activities, but with a Pruulian twist. Almsgiving, gifting, and other charitable acts are stressed during these days, with the most honorable act of charity being the adoption of an orphan into one's family. Trading dominates the day, feasting and dancing dominate the night. At sunset, many camps will use Craft to make colorful witchlights, often sending them up into the air with a wish or two until they disappear.

-Spring New Year and High Summer written by Reid. High Winter written by halyonix

 

 

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