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Throughout the world of Game of Thrones, many cultures hold celebrations to mark a significant point in their history or to commemorate important events.

Westeros Edit

The Festival of the Mother is a religious holiday in the Faith of the Seven.[1]

The Reach Edit

Margaery Tyrell says that a great masquerade ball is held at Highgarden every year on the night of the harvest moon. Attendees typically spend months working on their costumes for the occasion.[2]

Free Cities Edit

Braavos Edit

The Unmasking is a celebration held every year in the city of Braavos to commemorate the founding of the city. It consists of ten days of feasting and revelry, and where participants where elaborate masks. At midnight on the tenth day, the Titan of Braavos is made to roar and all the celebrates remove their masks together.[3]

Qohor Edit

It is mentioned that the religion of the Black Goat, the main deity worshipped in Qohor, has a number of holy days on it's calendar. While nothing has been revealed about the exact nature of these holy days, they are acknowledged by the sacrificing of condemned criminals on the Black Goat's altar, rather than the everyday sacrifices of animals.[4]

Volantis Edit

Volantis was the first colony founded by the Valyrian Freehold in western Essos. The Black Walls are an immense fortification that surrounds the oldest section of the city, and every year a group of six chariots, each drawn by four horses, race around the Walls in celebration of the city's founding.[5]

Slaver's Bay Edit

The Great Games are a series of dramatic combat contests held in the Great Pit of Daznak in the city of Meereen. The Graces, priestesses of the local Ghiscari religion, give their blessings to these Games.[6]

References Edit

  1. "No One"
  2. "And Now His Watch is Ended"
  3. "Braavos (Histories & Lore)"
  4. "The Many-Faced God (Histories & Lore)"
  5. "Volantis (Histories & Lore)"
  6. "The Dance of Dragons"

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