My group's game session got bumped to tomorrow, Halloween! I feel like I should try to attempt something in the spirit of Halloween. Does the Forgotten Realms have a holiday that is similar to a "day of the dead"?

The group is already in the Mere of Dead Men (playing through Horde of Dragon Queen) so it should already have a spooky vibe, but I'm sure they'd love to hear stories or something lore-related. If not, I'll just have them encounter a vampire or something!


Feast of the Moon seems the closest.


Summary excerpted from the Wiki article on this feast day:

The Feast of the Moon, was an annual festival occurring between the final night of Uktar and the first day of Nightal -- traditionally marking the onset of winter. It was also a time to celebrate and honor the ancestors and the respected dead. Folk blessed their ancestors' graves and performed the Ritual of Remembrance. People also gathered to tell stories of the deeds of their ancestors and of the gods until deep into the night, until they merged and become legend. This was a time to hear of past heroes, great treasures, and lost cities.

In Faerûn, battles were typically fought between harvest-time and the coming of winter. This meant that most of the fighting usually occurred in the month of Uktar. The timing of the Feast of the Moon—after recently slain soldiers had joined the ranks of the dead—was thus practical, if sadly ironic.

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    \$\begingroup\$ While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here (as a summary, in your own words) and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. You want to sell this to voters as the right or best answer before they even click the link. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Oct 30 '15 at 22:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie I'll admit to being naive, but can readily adjust. Thanks for the gouge. \$\endgroup\$ – Drunk Cynic Oct 31 '15 at 5:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Drunk Cynic. Happy to help a fellow Navy man. ("gouge" was the giveaway). \$\endgroup\$ – KorvinStarmast Oct 31 '15 at 18:22

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