The Hearth's Warming Seasons Begins - Lunar Observance (21st of December, Evening)

Event Data: 
Fri, 2013-12-20 16:00 - Mon, 2013-12-23 16:00

Lunar Observance

With Hearth's Warming Eve approaching, we, the citizens of Ponyville (and Equestria as whole), should take our time and energy to observe the traditions passed down through the years as Equestrians!  In order to do that, we would like to ask anyone who wants to volunteer to help us in making this year's Hearth's Warming Eve a bright and festive one for all of Ponyville!  ~Twilight Sparkle

 

The Story:  Originally in the old days of Equestria, ponies placed candles at night in rememberance of the fire of friendship that burned to keep Clover the Clever, Private Pansy and Smart Cookie alive under the assault of the Wendigos before the founding of Equestria!  This was typically done on the longest, coldest night of the year: the Winter Solistace. 

 

After the rise of Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, the solstices were used as days to honor their respective Princesses, but with the first defeat of Nightmare Moon, the Winter Solstice celebrations faded out of favor.

 

However!  Now that Princess Luna has returned and been restored to her former grace, it would be impolite if we didn't kick off the Hearth's Warming season with the traditional opening ceremony!  And so, we celebrate the founding of Equestria, Friendship, and the return of Princess Luna with a simple vigil as we open the Hearth's Warming Season.

 

 

What to do:  Starting on the 20th, there will be bags of candles and matches available at the Town Hall for ponies to take.  The plain white candles will then be placed around Ponyville as the ponies see fit and after sundown on the 21st, the candles will be lit, superceding the normal exterior lighting for the night.  The candles will be maintained by whoever is available until morning.  Avoid fire hazards such as open flames near paper, cloth banners, or dried plant material!  The singing of traditional Hearth's Warming carols is encouraged!  Most of all...

 

Have fun!

 

There will be a meeting at the Town Hall on the 21st at about 5PM to begin the Observance, Hot chocolate will be provided.  If anypony has any questions, feel free to ask Twilight Sparkle, who will be organizing this event, over at the Ponyville Library