The Admiration Day
"Son, you can be the most compassionate of death doulas or the humblest of teobrew farmers, it is all the same: If you have worked, you deserve your story to be told"Stunveldt, the highest point in one's life is considered to be the moment in which they have reached their peak of their profession, meaning the moment in which they can be considered true professionals on their craft. This is celebrated with the Day of Admiration, considered the most important celebration in a Stunveldti's life. This is a celebration of the person and their achievements, occupying the whole day and consisting of music, dances and food, and the unveiling of the person wearing a special garment made and used only for this ocassion, the Admiration Medley.
Reaching the Summit
They will announce the coming of their moment when they consider their apprentice is at their best, but if a person is seen to not really be putting their weight on it they may not get their day, which the Stunveldti consider a reason for shame.
Preparing for the Day
The CelebrationThe celebration, which is usually called simply "Day of (person's name)" will span the entirety of the day, allowing for people to assist at the time they can, tough usually people try to stay for as long as possible and to assist to the main activity. Food is served all day long, traditionally including lots of hot chocolate and sweet baked goods. Music and dances chosen by the celebrated person will acompany the activities such as games and competitions of the person's liking. Once the main meal has passed, the celebrated person retires to change clothes, and then comes back to the most important part: The unveiling and fondling of their Admiration Medley. This is a garment intended to be admired with all senses: Visually striking, producing sounds as the wearer walks, filled with interesting textures and accompanied with strong perfumes. As the person shows their unique Medley, the guests will approach them and touch the garment, admiring the different textures and shapes and talking about it. As the day comes to an end, the person will change back to their usual clothes, for a winding down of the activities. It is usual for the celebrated person to leave the party a little earlier than the rest, usually accompanied by a partner or a friend, to enjoy the last bit of their special day with more relaxation and in intimacy.
Look at MeOn all other regards, Stunveldt is considered an very community-focused culture, where the success of your town, family or nation is valued extremely higher than that of an individual to the point where being comparatively rich is considered disgraceful. The Admiration Day has therefore become the day where an individual can express themselves and be celebrated for who they are, their likes and dislikes, and their individual flair.
An outfit made to celebrate the most important day in an Stunveldti's life
The reclusive people of the island famous for its production of Teobrew