Like most societies on planets with an axis, Sønheim and Ceannis have “wow, it is cold and dark and miserable right now, so let’s light some fires and eat a bunch of rich food” winter holidays.
Since Sønheim gets the coldest and darkest, they have the best (and most marketable) holiday traditions. By the modern age, a fair portion of the people in neighboring countries — including Ceannis — are basically just celebrating their own adaptations of Szélanyanatt.
(Regular storyline continues tomorrow!)
- From Sønheim’s traditional “yes, we survived the solstice! Soon we’ll get more than two hours of sunlight every day!” celebration.
- Young girls dress up as the semi-mythologized historical Szélanya, and pass around traditional holiday treats.
- Another Sønska tradition: elaborately-patterned wool garments.
- “Let me share with you the ugly sweaters of my people.”