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National holidays of Nhoor


The Dominion of Nhoor has several holidays, most of which are based on religious tradition.


Overview

Name

Moment

Next date

Characteristics

Public holiday

New Year

1 January

1 January 2022

Celebration of the new year.

Yes; everything closed

Saqcrātī

3rd Saturday of January

15 January 2022

Feast of the Sun and the Light. Restaurants are vandalised as Puqhor should be
cooked and eaten with family, according to traditionalists, and not in restaurants.

Early closing, except restaurants.

Camhadī

1st Full Moon of February

16 February 2022

Commemoration of the occasion when the god Sucan received a spear to vanquish the evil demon Swrpadim.

Early closing; many dance festivals

Horamhar pw Asw̦qɵƨ

First New Moon of March

2 March 2022

Great Night of the god Asw̦, which involves fasting, ritual worship and the offering of oak leaves to Asw̦.

Yes; everything closed

Holī / Holīcatevwqhire

21 March

21 March 2022

Commemoration of the slaying of the demoness Holīca by Asw̦'s devotee Pralad

not public; festivities in the evening

Gōjīpad

First Full Moon after 21 March

16 April 2022

Celebration of the creation of the world; former New Year's Day

not public; festivities in the evening

Hanhwmana̦a̦nt

Third Friday after Gōjīpad

6 May 2022

Celebration of the birth of Hanhwman, Rām's loyal devotee. People apply red paint on their
foreheads as a ritual for good health and good luck.

Yes; everything is closed

Sītalseƨī

6 May

6 May 2021

Wedding of Asw̦ and Gorī. Carnaval parades throughout Nhoor.

Yes; everything is closed

Rānnamhā

Second Ful Moon after 21 March

7 May 2021

Celebration of the birth of Rām, the 7th incarnation of Asw̦; also celebration of Rām's wedding
to Sut. Throughout the country there are enactments of the wedding between Rām and Sut. It is officially forbidden
for commoners to marry in this period (currently only the King has that right), so many people tend to choose wedding dates
in the weeks before and after this festival.

Festival of 9 days, the 1st and 9th of which are public holidays

The King's Birthday

19 January

7 June 2021

Observed on the 1st Monday of June with a military parade and many festivities throughout the nation.

Yes; everything closed

Gōrpwrne

2 July

2 July 2021

Devotees offer pwy to their guru.

Not public

Varserī

31 July

31 July 2021

Married women perform pwy to seek the blessings of the godess Serī of wealth and prosperity.

Semi-public; married women get the day off.

Onam

Last Monday of August

30 August 2021

Harvest festival; there are also festivities in the weekend preceding Onam.

Yes; everything closed

Cetērō̦qɵƨ

First nine nights after the first New Moon in September

18-26 September 2021

Worshipping the forms of Sa̦cut.

The last day is a public holiday

Cosy sɵn Sa̦rrisiresin

23 September

23 September 2021

Unification Day; national holiday.

Yes; everything closed

Du̦la & Mhadw̦y

First New Moon in November (and the day after)

14 and 15 November 2021

Festival of lights to celebrate the return of Rām from a 14 year exile.
This holiday is usually associated with Nhoor arriving from all over Raedlon to their current land.

Yes; everything closed

Ā̦tra

1 December

1 December 2021

Pilgrimage festival celebrated at temples. Procession of idols.

Yes; everything closed


Non-Nhoor holidays

  • Christmas (Crīsmis): As Christmas is not an official holiday in Nhoor, the 24th, 25th, and 26th of December are normal working days if they fall on weekdays. If such is the case, Christians in Nhoor celebrate Christmas on the first Saturday after the 25th, with the preceding Friday evening serving as 'Christmas Eve'. In the last two decades, the practise of gift giving and eating with family has also been gradually adopted by non-Christian Nhoor.

The Dominion of Nhoor

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