This week’s tour topic is: HOLIDAYS
Never too late to celebrate … holidays! Because fantasy festivals and feasts are always fun. Thanks to Wendy for the suggestion! And feel free to blame her if this proves to be as hard as it sounds.
The two fictional holidays that immediate spring to mind are both from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. First up is Hogswatchnight, occurring on the 32nd of December each year, and involving pig slaughtering, oak tree decorating, the stringing of sausages, and a visit by the Hogfather himself. Next is Soul Cake Day, which is a mash-up of Halloween and Easter, complete with egg rolling, face painting, trick 'r treating, and a visit from the paranoid, ill-tempered, Soul Cake Duck.
And . . . actually, that's all I've got. I wracked my brain trying to come up with some other examples, but kept coming up blank. So, I'm going to take the easy way out and offer you a little video evidence of two other fictional holidays - one we'd all like to forget, and one that still makes me laugh every time.
From the Star Wars holiday special, we have Life Day! [sorry]
From The Simpsons, we have Whacking Day! [enjoy]
Oh,what the heck . . . let's throw in a little Weird Al too!