Orcish Holidays by month
Mad Moon, first full moon of the year: Mad Moon is the halfway point of the hibernation cycle
Watch's End, the New Moon of Elderwalk (approximate): clan elders relieve denwatchers. This is the end of the Long Night.
Recitation Day, the half-moon of Elderwalk: clans recite the names of fallen denwatchers, orcs who died during hibernation, and great heroes.
Sugardoom: March 15th. Candied meats feast honoring the murder of Melanulazrik the glycomancer.
Fortune Favors the Honey: Last full moon of Whetstone, orcs bring gifts (of honey) to fortunetellers to get their romantic futures told.
Tortoise Hatching Day, or Hatching Day, April 15th: clans celebrate new arrivals (tortoise or otherwise). All orcs are treated equally, despite status, during this day
Brightmorning, May 9th: A holy day of remembrance, when orcs remember the day they emerged after winning their freedom in the Red Exodus
Stabbadwarf, May 22: A day of remembrance and revenge. On this day, it is good luck to stab (not necessarily kill) a dwarf.
Day of Mercy, First Monday of Warwatch: commemorates the merciful slaughter of the first human armies. On this day, it is good luck to kill without torturing a human.
Kill it with Fire day, June 23rd: celebrates the birthday of the great sorceress Kanensei. Spellcasters celebrate by setting zombies on fire and drinking very hot tea.
Seventh New, On the seventh new moon of the year: Rugget season begins.
August/Shulnath Heartripper's Day, August 1st: a day of romantic devotion and revenge. Celebrates a mythical cupid-like creature named "heartripper," who decides the fate of couples and the unfaithful
In the Bag, Full moon in GoodSex: a hazing holiday in which newlyweds are tossed into a bag and not let out until they've copulated.
Kehahul Zurvat Diendudz, August 31st: ??? (Translation pending: Flay Return Life?)
Earthmantle Liberation Day, Sept 7th: Commemoration of the Earthmantle Clan's emergence from the UnderKingdoms. Geomancers shake the mountains to remind dwarves that orcs will never be re-enslaved
Fullbelly, Sept 30: festival of thanksgiving and merriment, lasts until October 7th (one week)
Tenth Full, the tenth full moon: Rugget season championships
Day of Defiance, Oct 10th: Political holiday for those who oppose the Black Spear unification of orcdom
Fullbelly ends, Sept 7th: The Fullbelly festival ends.
Longtusk's Day, Full moon of October: Commemorates the legend of Dagroth Longtusk, who sacrificed his soul to a demon to help the orcs escape.
Day of the Undead, November 13th: Orcish necromancers celebrate their undead thralls, grooming them and giving them gifts. Undead and not dead alike party by dancing, drinking, and eating meat.
Slumber's Eve, Full moon in Nov: Slumber's Eve is the last night before denwatchers begin watch.
The Long Night, begins on the new moon of Dec: A twelve week trial in which watchers stay constantly conscious to protect the clan. The Long Night lasts until Watch's end.