Red Festival

UEE holiday celebrating the Earth lunar new year
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Red Festival
Event typeUnited Empire of Earth holiday
SubtypeHoliday
OrganizerHumans
LocationUnited Empire of Earth
DateAnnually during the lunar new year of Earth

Red Festival is an annual UEE holiday celebrated in late January or early February. It originated in old Earth customs that celebrated the end of the year by tracking the lunisolar cycle instead of the solar cycle. Humans who followed the lunar calendar took their practice with them during the Human Colonial Expansion Era, often cementing the Red Festival as a tradition as early as the date of a colony’s foundation.

Today, the festival is celebrated by wearing colors that symbolize good fortune such as red and gold, eating long foods such as dyed red noodles or calossk tentacles, and the exchange of gilded red envelopes containing good luck tokens or credits. Recently, instead of handing the envelope directly to a recipient, givers will hide the envelopes for those deemed in need by fate to discover. Banu often join the festivities, hiding red envelopes in honor of Cassa, the Patron of Luck.[1]

List of previous festivals

Lore Real-life
Year Zodiac Year Zodiac
2950 Horse 2020 Rat
2951 Ram 2021 Ox
2952 Monkey 2022 Tiger
2953 Rooster 2023 Rabbit
2954 Dog 2024 Dragon

Gallery

Trivia

  • Red Festival is likely a reference of Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Lunar New Year celebrated in some Asian countries.
  • The zodiac in lore time does not match with the real life counterpart, as it is calculated using the current lore year.[2]

See also

  • Portfolio: Rise of the Red Festival

References

  1. Galactapedia: Red Festival. Galactapedia. Retrieved 2020-12-30
  2. Lunar New Year 2023. Transmission - Comm-Link. Retrieved 2023-01-20
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