Holidays & Updates

First off, I’d like to apologize for not posting updates recently; but honestly, I should just put that as a blanket statement at the top of the site because I don’t post updates all that often. Secondly, an update about the status of the audiobook version of The Kanta Chronicles: it’s being recorded and should hopefully be complete by the end of January, to be released to the public by mid-February if all goes well. I can’t wait until everyone gets to hear it, the narrator does a great job of bringing everyone to life, and it’s a weird experience to hear your words brought to life in such a professional manner.

Lastly, I wanted to give you all a bit of a lore update about holidays in the world of Bolfodier. Since we are in the Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanza/Solstice season (sorry if I missed your specific holiday, but let me know for next year/future updates), I thought it would be an appropriate time to let you all in on the secret that Bolfodier does have holidays that every country celebrates. These four days are known as the Element Days, and are the days in which Bolfodier honours the elements that make up all living things: earth, wind, water and fire. On the days after the solstices and equinoxes, each element is honoured, and large feasts are shared among communities as a whole. Water is honoured in the summer, Earth in autumn, Wind in spring and Fire in winter. Depending on the time of year, the feasts will feature different types of foods that are associated with the honoured element. While Lilith, Hados, Nina and Korena aren’t associated with any of these days (although, they probably should be, as there’s one god(dess) for each Element Day), a general sacrifice to them is made by way of an offering given to the honoured element of that day. In winter, a portion of food is burned in the communal fires; summer sees the drowning of the symbolic representation of a month’s fasting (similar to Lent, people give something up for a month and then throw a representation of said thing into a local water source); in spring people write a wish for the year on a piece of paper and go to the highest place in the area and throw the paper into the wind; and during the autumn they bury a sin/greatest shame from the past year (also written on a piece of paper).

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