16 Tasks of the Festive Season - Books, Tasks, and Updates

Alright, time to get organised: I'll use this post to link to the various books, tasks, and related posts. I have no idea how many of these I will complete, but thanks to Murder by Death's and Themis Athena's stupendous efforts we have a multitude of options to have fun with this. 


Links to the original posts: 16 Tasks and Rules 

Link to the Tasks in calendar format: November and December


My updates:


Square 1: November 1st:

All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos / Calan Gaeaf


Tasks for Día de Muertos and All Saint’s Day

- Book for Día de Muertos and All Saint’s Day


Square 2: November 5th:

Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night/Fireworks Night) / Bon Om Touk (Cambodian Water Festival)


- Task for Guy Fawkes Night

- Task for Bon Om Touk


Square 3: November 11th:

St. Martin’s Day (11th) / Veterans’ Day / Armistice Day (11th)


- Book for Armistice Day 

- Task for St. Martin's Day

- Task for Armistice Day


Square 4: November 22nd and 23rd:

Penance Day (22nd) / Thanksgiving (23rd) 


- Task for Thanksgiving Day 


Square 5: December 3rd and following 3 Sundays:




Square 6: December 5th-6th and 8th:

Sinterklaas / Krampusnacht (5th) / St. Nicholas Day (6th) / Bodhi Day (8th)



Square 7: December 10th & 13th:

International Human Rights Day (10th) / St. Lucia’s Day (13th) 



Square 8: December 12th - 24th:

Hanukkah (begins 12th, ends 20th) Las Posadas (begins 16th, ends 24th)  


- Book for Las Posadas 


Square 9: December 21st:

Winter Solstice / Mōdraniht / Yuletide / Yaldā Night  



Square 10: December 21st:

World Peace Day / Pancha Ganapati begins (ends 25th)



Square 11: December 21st-22nd:

Soyal (21st) / Dōngzhì Festival (22nd) (China)


- Task for Dongzhi Festival 


Square 12: December 23rd

Festivus / Saturnalia ends (begins 17th)


- Book for Saturnalia


Square 13: December 25th

Christmas / Hogswatch


Book: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett  (planned read, just using this a reminder)


Square 14: December 25th

Dies Natalis Solis Invicti / Quaid-e-Azam’s Day


- Book for Quaid-e-Azam’s Day


Square 15: December 25th-26th:

Newtonmas (25th) / St. Stephen's Day/Boxing Day (26th)


Book: Forensics by Val McDermid 



Square 16: December 26th-31st:

Kwanzaa (begins 26th, ends 31st) / New Year’s Eve / Hogmanay / St. Sylvester’s Day / Watch Night




Total Points: 13