I should note that only Orthodox Christian countries celebrate Christmas in January, and even then some countries like Bulgaria celebrate it in December as well.
But when it comes to winter celebrations, people in post-Soviet states celebrate Christmas only as a religious holiday, while the functions of the Western Christmas are instead carried onto the neutral New Year.
No, they are Slavic I believe. I dug into it and I guess some celebrate in december and others in January - that's why there's no more "Father frost" I think is the correct translation in some countries - It's been replaced by December's Santa. And, yeah I know It's already in the before-mentioned posts but I was tired and hyped last night, sue me
I thought about this contest, and although it's a nice idea, I wanted to ask if we could change the rules a bit?
First of all, I think it's important to state in the first post, that the story must be based on the roleplaying events that have played out all the many days before the release of the entry.
Secondly, I think the deadline should be changed to the 24th - because the 24th is very important to the roleplay we have going on - not letting the actual happenings in the RP thread on the 24th being counted as real lore, would be foolish. I actually believe that this contest should determine the real outcome of the RP, perhaps letting the winning entry be counted as the real story?
Anyways, another good reason for letting deadline being the 24th is that, unlike terraining and drawing, writing doesn't take that long. Of course that depends on the length of the story, but keep in mind that there are no limits on how short the entries must be.
After thinking about this for a while - I might want to change back that rule about the 24th, because if we need to base the story on the roleplaying events, then we can't start writing until the 24th - and that is one day 'till deadline by that time, plus it is also Christmas Eve, so few do actually have time to write here. I don't know what to change it to really - just throwing my thoughts out here