Annual celebration of establishment of the colony on Rethe (2408 Spinward Marches).  Originally a reaction to the restrictive governmental sctructure considered necessary for survival on Rethe, the three day holiday period has continued as a carefree celebration where citizens release the tension that has built up over the year.  All laws are suspended, with law level becoming 0 during the celebrations.  Some abuses have always been persistent, but the population has always resisted any efforts to change the conditions of their favorite holiday.

The Travellers' Aid Society has classified Rethe as an Amber Zone during the period of Festival.

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