Applicability of the Frontier Calendar

CleanCutRogue's picture
October 22, 2007 - 1:59pm
Refer to: Frontier Calendar

I was just wondering -- Winterfest and Springfest happening on a specific month doesn't make a lot of sense for a Frontier-wide calendar system.  GST is a fine concept, and naming the days sounds really cool.  But so many worlds with such drastically different rates of rotation and revolution precludes a season-based Galactic Standard holiday like that.  I think any frontier-wide holidays would be political or special-interest related.  Celebrating the end of SWI, for example.

That's just an opinion, of course
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Corjay (not verified)
October 22, 2007 - 6:04pm
Yeah, a season-based holiday doesn't make sense. There can be season-based holidays in regions of planets, but not Frontier-wide.

Will's picture
October 25, 2007 - 7:25am
Bill, in my SF timeline, the holidays are more tradition than season related(the former is roughly equivalent to Beltaine/Easter, the latter roughly equivalent to Samehein[sic]/Christmas).

After all, Samehein started in England to celebrate the start of the winter solstice, and—after the Christian Church filed off the serial numbers and broke the holiday into two—the European colonists took the holiday with them to every part of the globe they colonized, even to Australia, where it's not even winter in December.

When we finally leave our homeworld to colonize other planets, we're still going to take our traditions with us. We'll still celebrate Christmas and Easter, even if the planets we colonize won't have seasons squaring up to the region where the holidays originially started.

As for the names...I couldn't think of any names other than those two, or the names on the holidays on which they're based...or Life Day, which is strictly a Star Wars EU thing.

The traditions...the Humans brought them with, the Yazzies added their traditions to it, and, after they came to the Frontier, the Vrusk and the Drals blended similar traditions into the traditions of those their newfound friends brought with them, all four races deciding on set days to celebrate both...kind of like us rolling Washington's and Lincoln's b-days into one holiday(and still not getting the bloody day off for it).  

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