What books describe holidays within the Forgotten Realms? I know in Greyhawk, there is a Harvest Day for example.

In the USA we have holidays like New Year's, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Where can I find out what the Forgotten Realms have?


The main book, Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting, gives the canonical holidays on page 77, under the heading "The Calendar of Harptos" in the "Time and Seasons" section.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Is that the only book? \$\endgroup\$ – Ruut Dec 23 '15 at 7:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Ruut Every core FR setting published has listed the same set of holidays, since they're an integral part of how the calendar works. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Dec 23 '15 at 8:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ Absolutely. Now my friend will read this answer and owe me a pizza. \$\endgroup\$ – Ruut Dec 23 '15 at 8:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Ruut Consider adding the terms of the bet to the question. Even if you don't, I'm interested: Did you're friend believe the over-30-year-old fantasy setting had no holidays or what? \$\endgroup\$ – Hey I Can Chan Dec 23 '15 at 13:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Zachiel Yes. Those are "holy days" as opposed to "holidays" and not observed by everyone though (most aren't "a day off" anyway), so they aren't similar to the Federal holidays mentioned in the OP and I didn't mention them. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Dec 25 '15 at 17:34

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