Cylorok Rocyst

Cylorok Rocyst

5-6 Toscuvas31-34 Evtuvas44-45 Tauvas44 Bosuvas-1 Pwuvas
1/4-Year
Zyszimoloen
Mid-Year
Zysciapoen
3/4-Year
Zysgoraloen
New-Year
Zysclodoen
OccurenceLocationPurposeCharacteristics
Four eves AnnuallyAcross OmneuttaCelebrate 4 equidistant dates in the Omneuttian CalendarParades
Feasts
Fireworks
Music and Entertainment
Resting

History

Originally, the four Cylorok Rocyst were uniquely Turath celebrations. Now known as the 1/4-year, Mid-year, 3/4-year and New-year celebrations, each has their own name in Jistlek. Each celebration lasted two days, with the first day to look back on the season that was ending, and the second day to look toward the next season and prepare. The celebration that is now the Mid-year celebration was at one point the end/beginning of the Turath year, and was spread over four days in some areas instead of two. The 1/4-year celebration is known in Jistlek as Zyszimoloen, the Mid-Year is traditionally called Zysciapoen, the 3/4-year celebration is Zysgoraloen, and the celebration for the New-year is Zysclodoen. Respectively, they were to originally celebrate the transitions from cooling to cold, cold to warming, warming to warm, and warm to cooling seasons.
Over time, as more cultures began using the Omneuttian calendar agreed on by O.L.A.H., the celebrations were moved slightly to line up to be equidistant on the calendar itself. While the many Turath still observe the four Cylorok Rocyst, the festivities that other Omneuttians have spread back to The Hilt. Universe-wide, the two quarter-year celebrations pale in comparison to the festivities of the more recognized Mid- and New-year celebrations. Currently, the New-year celebration is recognized by O.L.A.H. as two separate holidays, End’s Eve and Dawn’s Day, while the Mid-year celebration is in some parts celebrated for four days.

Celebration

See Also: End’s Eve and Dawn’s Day

Each celebration takes place over two days, with the first to look back and celebrate the progress made since the last quarter or half celebration and the second day to look forward and prepare for what comes next. Zyszimoloen and Zysgorloen, or the 1/4- and 3/4-year celebrations are generally treated as such, and are still recognized by O.L.A.H. as holidays, providing a temporary respite to all.
The remaining two have seen more commercialization and development as they spread. Zysciapoen is now known as the Mid-Year Festival in most places across Omneutta, and even in a large portion of The Hilt. In a large number of locales, the Mid-Year Festival is four days long instead of two, with two days for festivities and two days of relaxation. During these two days, Omneuttians will celebrate with parades, feasts, music, entertainment, recognition of the accomplishments of local individuals and groups, and gatherings of extended families in applicable cultures. The second half of Mid-Year is observed by resting, decluttering, minimizing, and otherwise getting oneself ready for the second half of the year, whether that be over the course of one day or two. Some cultures that are more overtly religious will spend one or both days at a the local temple, or make a short pilgrimage to a larger place of worship.
The other Cylorok Rocyst is the New-year celebration, which long ago split into two separate holidays. The celebrations unique to End’s Eve and Dawn’s Day are discussed on their respective articles, though they do generally follow the traditional events of Cylorok Rocysts in that the first day is for raucous celebration, while the second is for more subdued moments and a time to relax.

Symbols

While End’s Eve and Dawn’s Day also have their own symbols, all Cylorok Rocyst pairs are represented by a two-circle motif that represent a sandglass. Inside each of the two circles are additional circles that show the time passing throughout the year. More complicated versions of this motif tend to illustrate a sandglass and have several different instances of the Turath’s circular motifs. Symbols relating to all four of the holidays (including the New-year pair when referenced as Cylorok Rocyst) are shown with a sandy-yellow, a magenta, and a pale-blue.

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