|- New Years Day Festival||January 1||~ Open|
|- St. Patrick's Day Festival||March 17||~ Open|
|- Easter Festival||April 24||~ Open|
|- April Fools Day Festival||April 1||~ Open|
|- Midsummer Festival||June 24||~ Open|
|- Dia de los Muertos Festival||October 31st - November 3rd||~ Open|
|- Thanksgiving Festival||November 24||~ Open|
|Holiday Cheer Greetings Contest||November 30th, 2011||~ Open|
|Elftown Valentine Competitions||February 14||~ Closed|
|Elftown Halloween Competitions||October 31||~ Closed|
|Elftown Christmas Competitions||December 25-26||~ Closed|
|Chinese New Year Competition||January 26||~ Closed|
2004-09-17 [Flutterbi]: neat-o I love festival!
2004-10-04 [metallickittycat]: still not christmas yet....oh well, *shruggs*
2008-01-01 [nehirwen]: the official competitions wikis, is that actually made for this festival wiki? if it is, there is no link back to the festival wiki, only to the competitions wiki.. (maybe festivals should be added beneath: go or return to: )
2008-01-01 [Sunrose]: This project is still in progress, but it's good you pay attention :)
In this case these competitions were not created for this wiki, because they already existed. But I added a link to those main pages now.
New competitions will especially be created for this wiki though :)
And we're looking for people who can help out!
A first contest that we could start with is St. Patrick's Day.
March 17th is the celebration day, so that should give enough time to get it organised! :)
2008-01-01 [Atayemi]: Aw I really like this idea, it's nice for all of the other members because they can enjoy their celebrations wihout feeling too.. lonely? xD
I'm definitely interested in lending a hand, and St. Patrick's Day is close to my birthday, whee! (Plus I love Ireland :3)
2008-01-01 [Atayemi]: I will do, thanks, Sunny. :P
2008-01-01 [nehirwen]: how should we judge the (unofficial) competitions?
2008-01-01 [Sunrose]: Suggestions? :P
2008-01-01 [Atayemi]: Public poll, owners favourite? P:
2008-01-01 [Sunrose]: Probably public poll then, as long as people don't rally votes..
2008-01-01 [Atayemi]: *nods* Sounds good!
2008-01-01 [nehirwen]: will the public poll be on mainstreet, or just in the contest page?
2008-01-05 [Lin-tastic]: I would be willing to put in time and effort to support this lovely page...if you're willing to have me, of course.
2008-01-05 [Sunrose]: It's been added :)
2008-01-05 [Lin-tastic]: ^_^ I've kinda already started on it...lol Not that that's a bad thing...
2008-01-05 [Sunrose]: No, that's what you're supposed to do ;)
2008-01-05 [Lin-tastic]: Right. I took the liberty of fixing the table...the "~In preperation" was listed as part of the date. lol
2008-01-05 [Sunrose]: Thanks, I didn't have a lot of time this morning, so I didn't double check what I did :)
2008-01-06 [Lin-tastic]: ^_^ No prob. It's why we're here, right? ;)
2008-01-10 [Sunrose]: Thanks! ^^
2008-02-01 [nehirwen]: why are the Thanksgiving and New years day festivals tagged as 'open'?
I thought they had an opening date?
2008-02-01 [Sunrose]: Aye, but some time ago we thought it would be better to keep contests open all year. That way passersby can submit whenever they want to, and hopefully this leads to more participation.
We select one winner per year, in the days before the festival date..
2008-02-01 [nehirwen]: Ah alright, then I shall remove the opening dates on the festivalwiki's as well. :)
2008-02-01 [Sunrose]: *^^* I didn't fully execute it, initially I just posted it as an idea hehe..
2008-02-01 [nehirwen]: I know, I didn't know it was decided to go with that idea yet though. But I think it's a good idea, so I've removed the opening dates, and in a couple of days the easter festival can be opened too! :)
2008-02-01 [Sunrose]: *^____^*
2008-02-02 [Lin-tastic]: -huggles Nehirwen- You're so helpful! You should get an apreciation page!!! Thanks, hun!
2008-02-06 [Lin-tastic]: lol No probs. I love giving props to people who do great things! xD
2008-02-26 [Imperator]: I saw the idea on the Staff page about making "educational pages" for each festival. I can see a joint Elftown Academy-Festiv
2008-03-07 [xido]: Mardi Gras happens prior to Lenten every year, which can change (dates) from year to year. It is a huge festival, with a deep and intriguing history connected to many cultures around the world.
2008-03-07 [nehirwen]: If you want, you can make a competition for it. :)
2008-11-13 [Thunder Cid]: Shouldn't the Halloween festival be closed now?
2008-11-13 [nehirwen]: Yes, thanks. :)
2008-11-13 [Thunder Cid]: No problem :)
2008-11-14 [Thunder Cid]: Okay so I had a talk with another Elftowner and she pointed out that festival writing was overlooked. Therefor I'm am going to conduct an experiment with the April Fools Day Festival and see if writers will be attracted to the idea or not.
2008-11-14 [nehirwen]: We had a writing section (festival description) contest before on all festivals, but no one entered. But you're free to try again with general writing this time.
2008-11-14 [Thunder Cid]: I thank you kindly. I'll be sure to help encourage writers to participate in this event.
2008-11-14 [nehirwen]: Great. :)
2008-11-27 [Alexi Ice]: When are the Christmas contests opening?
2008-11-27 [Imperator]: I would vote for tomorrow, after Thanksgiving.
2008-11-27 [nehirwen]: All I can say is soonish..
2008-11-28 [Alexi Ice]: Awesome ^^ lol. Me and Cid were wondering about it.
2009-08-08 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: you know what would be really cool
like a REAL festival :P
where we all show up at some place...
dressed all fantasy like. :)
i would totally go to something like that
just pitching and idea :P
2009-08-09 [moira hawthorne]: considering that ET is a world wide meeting place...
where would we be able to hold this 'like a REAL festival' so everyone would be able to show?
2009-08-09 [Alexi Ice]: It's a cool idea but not very plausible.
2009-08-09 [nehirwen]: It's a sweet idea, but it's better to keep it more local, for financial reasons etc.
I know the dutch Elftowners are wanting/planni
You can always try to find Elftowners that don't live far away as well, and set up a meeting yourself. :)
2009-08-09 [moira hawthorne]: DA does that... small local areas have a page and organize 'meet ups'
we could have a main wiki to collect all the individual wikis of the small areas... say either by country ... or for the larger countrys like the states and canada by local areas... like sou-cal or GTA. than people sign their names up for the areas they live in.
2009-08-10 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: yeah but some areas would be less populated by elftownEES
therefore people that live in the states for instance have an awesome meeting.. and people like me in Canada have like 5 people show up:P
i dont know what im trying to say..lol
but i wish their was some way we could bring everyone togeather :p
2009-08-10 [moira hawthorne]: I know more than 5 ETers in the GTA
2009-08-10 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: lol my ideal of a great ET festival was like around 50 people...:P
thats why :P
2009-08-10 [moira hawthorne]: my idea of a festival is more like 200+
50 is a party
2009-08-11 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: :P
yeahh i just doubt we cud ever get that many to go :P
2009-08-11 [moira hawthorne]: why? you have very little hope faith or ambition... and little knowledge of what can be done. I say this b/c Ive been involved in years and years of festivals such as that!
2009-08-11 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: well ive already looked up people in Ontario...
and theirs like 25 ppl
and not many live in the GTA...
2009-09-14 [nehirwen]: Halloween is on the 31th, it's not the deadline we have up there, but the dates of the festival itself. ;)
2009-09-14 [Linderel]: Riiight. That's confusing :P
2009-09-14 [nehirwen]: You can change them all if you want. :p *isn't bothered to do it*
2009-10-15 [Alexi Ice]: This WIKI has been annexed! <3
2009-10-15 [nehirwen]: Yo, all those contest are open, why did you tag them as closed? >.<
2009-10-15 [Alexi Ice]: Open....Why are they open? O.o I don't get it..(Confused)
2009-10-15 [nehirwen]: Like I said, I'll message you later.
2009-10-15 [Alexi Ice]: K. Sowwie. ^^;
2009-10-20 [nehirwen]: If you ignore the 'closed for 2008' signs you can see that this years contests are already set up. Only the theme needs some brainstorming by the council yet. If you want to mod, you can ask/say so in the crew forum. :)
2009-10-20 [Cillamoon]: Thank you!
2009-11-03 [nehirwen]: *poke* the Halloween competitions should be tagged as closed now. ;)
2009-11-03 [Cillamoon]: *pokes back* Thanks for the poke...uh I mean reminder. XP
2009-11-03 [Alexi Ice]: IDk if I am going to be able to do much here not that I am stuck borrowing computers AND writing for NanoWrimo. O.o Ugh. But I shall keep up with the St. Patricks day comp.
2011-03-17 [Nioniel]: How about that St. Patrick's day competition? *nudge*
2011-03-17 [Nioniel]: Oh, nevermind. We're already onto the next one, I guess.
2011-03-18 [kians mummy]: so what would you like me to do
2011-03-18 [kians mummy]: im good at creating wiki pages
2011-03-18 [Nioniel]: Could you show me some of the pages that you've created so far that would show that you know how to edit pages properly? You're rather new, so I'm not sure that you have the experience to be able to do all that I'd need you to do on your own.
2011-03-18 [kians mummy]: sammie h wiki pages
if you look on there there is a range of wikis that are completed and also what im working on.
my fiance is always by my side when i need it but i dont really as i know pseudo html quite well
2011-03-18 [Nioniel]: It seems like you know how to generally edit and make lists, but I'm not sure you know how to properly format or use the <box tags, <table tags, etc that would be neccesary in working on this.
2011-03-18 [Nioniel]: Because no one needs to. :)
2011-03-18 [kians mummy]: but someone could take over it though witch is confusing and if someone took over it nobody could do anything about it as they cant get done for destroying wiki pages as it will then be there own.
2011-03-18 [kians mummy]: and the guards would basically say that its the wiki designers fault as they decided to take there name off and that will meen no longer owning the wiki so its basically an accident waiting to happen.
2011-03-18 [Nioniel]: There are people who can do something about it if that's the case. Several crew members can change owners of wikis, it's not a problem.
2011-03-18 [kians mummy]: i never said i am going to try did i?
but it is stupid that it don't have an owner in the first place because if someone decided to do it, delete all the stuff thats on it then take there name off, what can they do then
2011-03-18 [nehirwen]: No one said/thought you were.
Their name will be shown as the last author, they'll be warned not to pull off stunts like that again.
2011-03-18 [kians mummy]: you meen off
2011-03-18 [kians mummy]: corrected as you just did lol
2011-03-19 [Rice]: Mel I'm here. What do you want me to do? *rolls up sleeves* <3 If you need more staff that is *sparkles*
2011-03-19 [Rice]: Shall do, boss!
2011-05-04 [kians mummy]: New Years Day Festival January 1 ~ Open
- St. Patrick's Day Festival March 17 ~ Open
- Easter Festival April 24 ~ Open
- April Fools Day Festival April 1 ~ Open these should be closed
2011-05-04 [Nioniel]: No they shouldn't be.
2011-05-04 [nehirwen]: Some do need new entry pages and deadlines though.
2011-05-04 [Nioniel]: Yeah. Hard to do on an iPod though.
2011-05-04 [Lord Josmar]: Sorry, Nioniel. I've been busy and a bit throw-upy and haven't been able to get around to it. Working on it now.
2011-05-04 [Nioniel]: Thank you! I appreciate it. I hope you feel better soon. :)
2011-05-04 [Lord Josmar]: Me too. Waking up at 4:30am to go to work just to be sent home five minutes later isn't fun.
2011-05-04 [Nioniel]: I bet. :/
2011-06-23 [Cillamoon]: What are Private Initiatives on here?
2011-06-23 [nehirwen]: Festival themed contests held by other ET'ers, like the unofficial valentines contest one or two years back.
2011-06-23 [Cillamoon]: Aha, thank you!
2011-08-18 [Nioniel]: Certainly. I'll list it. :)
2011-08-18 [Blaithin]: Why thank you :)
2011-08-18 [Nioniel]: You're welcome.
2011-11-10 [Cerulean Sins]: You've forgotten about St. Andrew's Day which is on 30 November. It's a Scottish Holiday.
2011-11-11 [iippo]: There isn't a St. George's day one either...
2014-10-23 : This seems up-to-date and relevant.