The Daughter's Day is the vernal equinox, the first day of spring in the World of the Five Gods.

Celebrations of the day vary, but in the town of Valenda in Chalion, it took the following form:

  • At dawn, people put out all the fires in their homes as part of a religious service for the passing of the season and the peace of the dead.
  • A maiden on the brink of womanhood is chosen to serve as the avatar of the Lady of Spring, and is dressed in elaborate, multi-layered, embroidered robes. She rides a while mule decorated in blue and white ribbons and wear a crown of leaves and flowers.
  • An elderly man wearing rags serves as the avatar of the Father of Winter; he leads the young woman's mule as they make a procession from the east gate around the walls, and then to the town temple.
  • The Father of Winter's avatar cleans the ash from the temple's central fire, and then the townsfolk drive him away with sticks with bells and either snowballs or missiles of soft wool representing snowballs.
  • The Lady of Spring's avatar then lights the replacement fire and goes to sit on the throne of the goddess. At this point, the heads of households of the town all bring their quarterly offerings to her and receive her blessing in return. Each one leaves with a taper lit from the newly made fire.

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