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Holidays

Elemental Holidays, or elemental festivals, are in-game events in which the Festive Favors shop will be open, selling annual items.

Each monthly holiday celebrates one of the 11 Elemental Flights, occuring on the last week of every month (barring December). Each will begin around midnight on a Sunday, and end around midnight the following Sunday, Flight Rising server time (PST/PDT).

LoreEdit

The close of the The Third Age coincided with a deterioration of trust and cooperation between the elemental flights; the gods fell into a deep bitterness for several thousand years. Since that time, however, the children of each have come to accept their places in the new world, even nurturing a growing reverence for their elemental cousins.

About once a month, all dragonkind comes together to celebrate one of the eleven elements for an entire week. Holidays are meant as an armistice time and conflict is discouraged.[1]

Festive FavorsEdit

Holiday Skins and AccentsEdit

Before each festival, a contest is held to create skins and accents that will be released to the public for the length of the holiday. 12 of the 14 winning skins are buyable in the Marketplace for 35,000 treasure; 2 are exclusive to Baldwin's Bubbling Brew. 6 of the non-Baldwin skins will also be available in exclusive chests, obtained from Coliseum enemies (neutral or the holiday's element), or from digging in the respective elemental region while gathering.

The contest winners are chosen by site admins. Winners are credited in the tooltip of the skin, and also receive a copy of their winning skin, 1,500 gems, an Artist's Vista, and a Skin Blueprint (5).[3]

List of HolidaysEdit

Below are the months in which each holiday is celebrated:

Month Holiday Elemental Flight: First Celebrated:
JanuaryCrystalline GalaIce2014
FebruaryTrickmurk CircusShadow2014
MarchMistral JamboreeWind2014
AprilWavecrest SaturnaliaWater2014
MayGreenskeeper GatheringNature2014
JuneBrightshine JubileeLight2013
JulyThundercrack CarnivaleLightning2013
AugustFlameforger's FestivalFire2013
SeptemberStarfall CelebrationArcane2013
OctoberRiot of RotPlague2013
NovemberRockbreaker's CeremonyEarth2013
December **Night of the NocturneNone2014

**Night of the Nocturne is an event that runs near the end of December, but is not considered an elemental holiday.

TriviaEdit

  • In the past, only half of the skins were buyable, and the other half were exclusive to the chests.[4] Having all of them available via the Marketplace was tested during the 2014 Trickmurk Circus,[5] and was permanently implemented starting with the 2014 Greenskeeper Gathering.[6]
  • There are reasons for the order of the elemental holidays.[7] From the Weekly Q&A thread (Page 529): "As far as the months that were assigned, they very loosely correspond with a variety of factors. Note: These factors typically do not affect Sornieth. This is simply the admin's internal logic at work rather than rolling the dice on the holidays! A lot of this relates to where we live, which is in the northern hemisphere in North America.
    • June: Light - The Longest day of the year occurs during June.
    • July: Lightning - Depending on the area you live in you can see heat lightning, which seemed to fit well with desert-dwelling electric dragons.
    • August: Fire - It's hot. It's so hot. Fire is hot. August is hot like fire. It burns.
    • September: Arcane - A new year of school is starting: time to learn.
    • October: Plague - Many plants are in the process of dying off for the year, ready to come back later.
    • November: Earth - Trees have dropped their leaves, but snow has not yet fallen. You see a lot of bare earth. The last harvests are pulled in, further exposing it.
    • January: Ice - Depending on where you live, there may be a good deal of snow and icy temperatures at work.
    • February: Shadow - Long nights and long shadows! (December does contain the longest night, but we didn't want to put an elemental holiday in that month.)
    • March: Wind - In the northern hemisphere March is a notoriously windy month.
    • April: Water - April showers, etc.
    • May: Nature - It's safe to plant most flowers and gardens. Greenery everywhere!"

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=wiki&article=13
  2. http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/ann/1906006
  3. http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/skin/2431159
  4. http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/ann/165554
  5. http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/ann/1041169
  6. http://www1.flightrising.com/forums/ann/1088120
  7. https://www1.flightrising.com/forums/frd/1327998/529#post_21346946