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    [Seasonal Events Calendar] Dates + Resources for making gold from the holidays

    Lunar Festival
    2010 dates: February 14th - March 7th
    2011 dates: January 23rd - February 12th
    2012 dates: January 22nd - February 11th
    2013 dates: February 10th - March 3rd
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    Synopsis
    The celebration of the Chinese New Year moves around based on a lunar schedule. It provides few opportunities for gold makers with the exception of mages and their portals. This is also the only chance for engineers to get several fireworks schematics and tailors to get a couple patterns.

    Consortium Links
    A discussion of the lantern pets introduced in 2012.

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    Kaliope reminds tailors and engineers to pick up these limited edition patterns.


    Love is in the Air
    2010 dates: February 7th - February 20th
    2011 dates: February 6th - February 19th
    2012 dates: February 5th - February 18th
    2013 dates: February 3rd - February 16th
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    Synopsis
    An acknowledgement of Valentine's Day. The 2010 version of this holiday included a holiday boss with chances at iLevel 226 neck pieces, and the infamous .

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    Members weigh in on places to farm s.
    Putting your Toxic Wasteling to work killing critters.

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    Miss Mediocre suggests using a low-level toon to collect s.


    Noblegarden
    2010 dates: April 4th - April 10th
    2011 dates: April 24th - April 30th
    2012 dates: April 8th - April 14th
    2013 dates: March 31st - April 6th
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    Synopsis
    This holiday coincides with the Easter holiday. Opportunities for making gold are once again limited. Mages can pick up and everyone can get . Auctioneers too stingy to buy them can also pick up some new clothes.

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    None

    External Links
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    Children's Week
    2010 dates: May 2nd - May 8th
    2011 dates: May 1st - May 7th
    2012 dates: April 29th - May 5th
    2013 dates: April 28th - May 4th
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    Synopsis
    In May we turn our attention to setting a Bad Example and taking orphans on tours to places they probably shouldn't go. This coincides with Japan's Children's Day and, again with the exception of mage portals, provides almost no unique opportunities to make gold. There are, however, eight non-combat pets to acquire over three years of participation in holiday events.

    Consortium Links
    How to prepare for Children's Week.

    External Links
    None


    Midsummer Fire Festival
    2010 dates: June 21st - July 4th
    2011 dates: June 21st - July 4th
    2012 dates: June 21st - July 4th
    2013 dates: June 21st - July 4th
    Midsummer Fire Festival
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    Synopsis
    The summer solstice brings us a new holiday boss, some world PVP and pole dancing! Mage portals are once again a potential source of profit. The 2010 boss offered iLevel 232 cloaks, a staff, one pet and the Deathfrost enchant.

    Consortium Links
    Check out TimB's guide to the Midsummer 2012

    External Links
    None


    Brewfest
    2010 dates: September 20th - October 5th
    2011 dates: September 20th - October 5th
    2012 dates: September 28th - October 13th *Dates modified due to MoP release*
    2013 dates: September 20th - October 5th
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    Synopsis
    After significant time off from holiday events, September brings us Brewfest. Coinciding with Oktoberfest, we get a holiday boss (who gave a step down of iLevel 200 trinkets in 2010), chances at mounts, a pet and some seasonal livery if you need to update that tuxedo from Noblegarden.

    Consortium Links
    Cold's look at 2010 Brewfest Changes

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    Hallow's End
    2010 dates: October 18th - October 31st
    2011 dates: October 18th - October 31st
    2012 dates: October 18th - October 31st
    2013 dates: October 18th - October 31st
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    Synopsis
    Halloween offers the last holiday boss of the year. In 2010, you had a chance at iLevel 200 rings, a mount, a pet and a couple other vanity items. Halloween also provides a couple of nice opportunities to make some gold.

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    Calianna's reminder to check for chests after people drop group.
    Sinshroud asks if the Weighted Jack-o'-Lanterns are worth saving?

    External Links
    None


    Pilgrim's Bounty
    2010 dates: November 22nd – November 28th
    2011 dates: November 20th - November 26th
    2012 dates: November 18th - November 24th
    2013 dates: November 17th - November 23rd
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    Synopsis
    Pilgrim's Bounty is Thanksgiving, which means it's time to eat! Mages can again provide transportation to those in need, everyone can pick up a pet and rogues can expect to get pelted again and again and again. This is also an opportunity to easily level cooking past 300 if you haven't done it.

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    Ahdude responds to JMTC's post with some additional ideas.

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    One of Markco's readers at JMTC has some ways to make money from people leveling cooking.


    Feast of Winter Veil
    2010 dates: December 15th - January 2nd
    2011 dates: December 15th - January 2nd
    2012 dates: December 15th - January 2nd
    2013 dates: December 15th - January 2nd
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    Synopsis
    Christmas provides a wealth (pun intended) of gold making opportunities. Selling eggs and deeprock salt can provide returns. There are also holiday pets and patterns that can be acquired free (or at least cheap) and turned around throughout the year.

    Consortium Links
    Meyer's look at how to properly stockpile for Winter Veil.

    External Links
    None
    Last edited by calianna; October 12th, 2012 at 06:30 PM.

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    I gathered up what I could find here and a couple other links. Please feel free to post any guides or good information you've seen and I will update the original post.

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    Looking for money-making guides for Lunar Festival and Love is in the Air. If anyone wants to post a link they have seen here or create a new thread in the Seasonal Events area, I'd love to include it.

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    Didn't even know about this thread until you linked to it in the thread about Children's Week. I stickied it and changed the title ever so slightly so its more descriptive. Hope you don't mind
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    I don't mind one bit.

    Edit: If someone is in-game, it would be good to have someone confirm my dates for this year.
    Last edited by calianna; April 4th, 2011 at 01:39 PM.

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    Confirmed, all the dates for the rest of the year is correct.

    In addition I found these:
    Harvest Festival, 6. - 12. September
    Pirates day, 19. September
    Day of the dead, 1. - 2. November
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    I had consciously excluded those since there hasn't actually been anything to do/sell on those holidays. Thank you for confirming the dates!

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    Dates have been updated for 2012 holidays. If anyone has any links they'd like to add, just post and I'll get them included.

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    I don't have the in-game calendar in front of my but I filled in the 2013 dates. Please feel free to correct them if I guessed wrong or if there are links to add!
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