To all people of good will of the Barony of Travance,
As we approach the waning of August, we prepare for the three days of celebration in honor of the marriage between Valos and Andorra, the celebration commonly known as Valos' Rest.
Friday is Almsday; clergy will travel from house to house colleting alms. The funds collected will go toward the charitable institutions of the Church and some portion will be used to help fund the holiday celebrations.
Saturday is the Day of Accordance: a reverent celebration of the actual marriage of Valos and Andorra. Members of the clergy will reenact this marriage symbolically followed by a prayer vigil throughout the night.
Sunday is Valos' Rest. While clergy tend to celebrate the previous two days, this day is the holiday celebrated by all - and people of all (or no) faiths are welcome to participate in the celebration. All menial labor is put on hold, grudges and grievances are forgiven, and great jubilation and feasting takes place. Because Valos’ symbol is that of the sun and of light, a great oil lamp will be lit upon the altar of Valos and left lit all day, so that laypeople may come, light their own candles from its flame, and return it back to their own oil lamps at home. There, each home leaves that one oil lamp burning, and it is said celebrations will continue until the light grows dim.
If anyone in any land is cooking over their fire pits, a clergy of Valos would be more than happy to bless the fire and the food being shared. You need not be Valosian, nor any faith for that matter, to share in this celebration.