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LW Holiday Logos (lemmy.world)
submitted 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) by lwCET@lemmy.world to c/lemmyworld@lemmy.world

Hello World,

You may have seen the LW holiday themed logos we have used for Halloween and Thanksgiving. LW's users represent many countries around the world and we want to celebrate holidays and other special days that are local to you, but our team is fairly small and we aren't aware of a lot of the local customs out there. So we're asking you what you would like to see represented in a LW themed logo. What are some holidays/special days in your area and how do you celebrate them? And not just major holidays, we would like to celebrate festivals, days of remembrance, and other special days.

Please, comment below your suggestions and ideas on how we could represent them in the LW logo.

EDIT: Mostly looking for events throughout the year. What's left of 2023 is already in work. Thanks!

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[-] remotelove@lemmy.ca 148 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)
[-] ShitOnABrick@lemmy.world 18 points 6 months ago
[-] Jilanico@lemmy.world 36 points 6 months ago

Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha celebrated by 1.7 billion people in the world :) not sure how to best represent them tho.

[-] canthidium@lemmy.world 15 points 6 months ago

Thank you, would love to hear some personal stories about these celebrations.

[-] Jilanico@lemmy.world 3 points 6 months ago

Aside from prayer, the days are spent in feasting with family and friends :)

[-] grue@lemmy.world 22 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

...and Thanksgiving. LW’s users represent many countries around the world...

I wasn't paying attention/didn't think about it until now, but was the Thanksgiving logo also up for Canadian Thanksgiving or only the USian one?

Also, here's a nice list to get you started: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_multinational_festivals_and_holidays

In terms of ones coming up soon, I'm a fan of Saturnalia (Dec 17-23) and Festivus (Dec 23).

[-] canthidium@lemmy.world 25 points 6 months ago

The first logo made was for Halloween, so we, unfortunately, missed Canadian Thanksgiving, but will be sure to include next year. Thanks for the link. What we're looking for is users' personal experiences with holidays, as we may not be as familiar as a person local to that area would be. We can easily look up a list and make something, but we want to make sure they are represented accurately. Thank you!

[-] Dendrologist@lemmy.world 22 points 6 months ago

Not too far away is Scotland's Burns Night, 25th January. A night to celebrate Robert Burns' poetry. Or in reality, an excuse to drink copious amounts of whisky and eat haggis. And of course, sing the haggis a song!

A wee haggis lemming would be cute with two long legs and two short legs.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_supper

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Address_to_a_Haggis#Poem

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_haggis

[-] lwCET@lemmy.world 8 points 6 months ago

Thank you! This is exactly the type of comment we are looking for. Sounds interesting and fun. Much appreciated!

[-] fireweed@lemmy.world 15 points 6 months ago

In honor of !fuckcars, the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is the 3rd Sunday in November. Every year, approximately 1.3 million people (and untold numbers of pets and wildlife) are killed in traffic crashes.

More info: https://worlddayofremembrance.org/#about

How to visualize on the logo (two ways):

  1. Crass but clear: tire tracks across a x.x face
  2. Respectful but subtle: a bicycle helmet, a tear, and a vigil candle (bicycle riders are disproportionately victims of traffic violence, so the WDoR is often organized by bicycle clubs or traffic safety groups with a bicycle focus, plus there's no way to visually represent the other disproportionately-affected group: pedestrians).
[-] lwCET@lemmy.world 10 points 6 months ago

Thank you, adding all this to the list for next year. Much appreciated.

[-] Astrealix@lemmy.world 14 points 6 months ago

The June 4th Tiananmen Square vigil, though banned since COVID and the NSL, was a HK tradition (and elsewhere of course, though most significantly in HK) that would be good to replicate here.

[-] canthidium@lemmy.world 3 points 6 months ago

Thank you! Added

[-] justlookingfordragon@lemmy.world 11 points 6 months ago

Rosenmontag is a German holiday that does not seem to be well-known in the rest of the world. Just put a Narrenkappe on Lemmy's head and you're good.

Chinese New Year might be another interesting one, but as I'm not exactly well-informed about its holiday customs and traditions, I'd like to leave design ideas to people who know more about it than me.

[-] canthidium@lemmy.world 3 points 6 months ago

Thank you! Added

[-] fireweed@lemmy.world 10 points 6 months ago

Two more suggestions that are upbeat and quirky (and highly regional): Cascadia Day (May 18) and Exploding Whale Day (Nov 12).

Cascadia Day is on the anniversary of the Mt St Helens eruption and is a celebration of the Cascadia ecoregion: a geographic area comprised of the NW United States and SW Canada that share similar natural features (there are several proposed areas, but the generally accepted definition is Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia). While there is a small succession movement associated with Cascadia, it's mostly a recognition of the unique and interconnected ecology spread across several US states and British Columbia, as well as the interconnected human element across state and national borders (especially along the relatively-densely populated I-5/Hwy-99 corridor from Eugene to Vancouver, BC). The logo would be easy: superimpose the Cascadia flag on the Lemmy mascot.

Cascadia info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascadia_(bioregion)

Cascadia Flag: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_flag

Exploding Whale Day: This is an unofficial Oregon holiday of sorts. In 1970, a dead sperm whale washed ashore in the smallish town of Florence, Oregon. The Oregon department of transportation decided to blow up the carcass with dynamite, which (spoiler alert) went about as well as could be expected. The story was so bizarre that the event is still commemorated to this day, with a small celebration held annually in Florence (meanwhile on the Internet, folks celebrate by posting memes and rewatching the KATU news footage of the original event). A whale version of the Lemmy logo (perhaps with the body of a whale but keeping the Lemmy ears and whiskers, and with an explosion in the background) on the anniversary would be a fun way to share this local event.

The story: https://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/florence_whale_explosion/

The local "holiday": https://www.xplodingwhale.com/

The KATU news footage: https://youtube.com/watch?v=V6CLumsir34

[-] canthidium@lemmy.world 4 points 6 months ago

Thank you! Love quirky holidays! Added

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[-] Advocado@lemmy.world 9 points 6 months ago

Kanelbullens dag! Celebrated every 4th of october in Sweden (and Finland too)

Kanelbulle = special cinnabon buns.

Also, Semmeldagen/Fettisdagen

[-] canthidium@lemmy.world 3 points 6 months ago

Thank you! Added

[-] kyoji@lemmy.world 8 points 6 months ago

Day of the little candles! (Día de las velitas) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Little_Candles

It's a huge public holiday in Colombia, on December 7th.

[-] __little_omega@lemmy.world 7 points 6 months ago

Diwali/Deepavali is probably the most widely celebrated Indian festival and can be represented by some variation of an earthenware lamp 🪔 and fireworks

[-] Humanius@lemmy.world 7 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Could we add holiday logos for the Dutch (and Belgian) holidays of Sinterklaas (December 5th and 6th), and perhaps Kings Day? (April 27th)

If I have some direction on the style I could perhaps Photoshop something together :)

Edit: Carnaval would be fun too, but that one might be tricky because it falls on a different day every year (and is also not consistent between countries, I don't think..)

[-] HappycamperNZ@lemmy.world 7 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Little late to the party, but Matariki (Maori new year - ma - ta - ri - ki) would be nice to have. Little difficult to implement as its day changes each year, but its a holiday that has only recently come to the forefront in NZ after a century of being suppressed or ignored, and we have only had one public holiday of it since it started again. Late june/early July, usually a Friday.

[-] Sway_Chameleon@lemmy.world 6 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Natal Day, the first Monday of August to celebrate Nova Scotia. Pay no mind to those other provinces' celebrations on the same day.

*edited for spelling + corrected date.

[-] canthidium@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago

Thank you, can you give me some details on this. Looking it up shows Aug 5, 2024 also.

[-] Sway_Chameleon@lemmy.world 3 points 6 months ago

Sorry, it was the 7th last year. I forgot it falls on the first Monday of August each year.

It's a civic holiday that celebrates the founding of Halifax and Dartmouth, but all of Nova Scotia now celebrates it as a civic holiday. Most provinces have their own version falling on the same day, but as a Nova Scotian, I'm biased. The Nova Scotia flag or our tartan patterned onto the Lemmy symbol would be a way to go. The bluenose, and Peggy's Cove lighthouse are also well known icons, but probably harder to incorporate. You could also go with a blue nose, as we're known as Blue Nosers (named after a potato), but that might be confusing.

[-] canthidium@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago

Awesome, thanks so much for the detail. Added to the list.

[-] Sway_Chameleon@lemmy.world 3 points 6 months ago

Hurray! Thanks!

[-] Sanctus@lemmy.world 6 points 6 months ago

This should honestly be left up to communities to decorate. Asking all of lemmy.world sounds like chaos, or at the very least not enough space to encompass it all respectfully.

[-] canthidium@lemmy.world 27 points 6 months ago

This is just for the LW logo, not individual community artwork. Similar to Google Doodles.

[-] Sanctus@lemmy.world 6 points 6 months ago

Idk how I read the entire post and interpreted we that

[-] canthidium@lemmy.world 5 points 6 months ago

Haha, no worries. Yeah, going to be posted one at a time around the given holiday. So you'll see the logo change to the themed one for a few days throughout the year.

[-] owatnext@aussie.zone 5 points 6 months ago

Australia day is the 26 January.

[-] Yoz@lemmy.world 3 points 6 months ago

This will be Controversial if we have any aboriginals on Lemmy.

[-] AgnosticMammal@lemmy.zip 2 points 6 months ago
[-] Floufym@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Celebrating the start of a war always seemed odd to me, as non Australian/NZ.

[-] Yoz@lemmy.world 1 points 6 months ago

How about king or queens birthday? Lol

[-] ad_on_is@lemmy.world 2 points 6 months ago

No-nut-november.

[-] PrivateNoob@sopuli.xyz 2 points 6 months ago

Sorry for the late reply! There are some hungarian fellows here on Lemmy.world and we have 3 national holidays. Here are some suggestions what to implement and how:

March 15th: 1848-49 Revolution

You could integrate some of the main symbols of the revolution (such as the 12 points of the reformers or Hungarian cockade) in the logo.

Aug 20: Country was established by Saint Steven

This event is also mainly symbolized by the Hungarian cockade and flag but you could make the logo "wear" the Hungarian crown.

October 23: 1956 Revolution

In the 1956 revolution the communist coat of arms was cut out from the Hungarian flag, this became the main emblem of the revolution. You could add/decorate the logo with Molotov coctails and a mainly destroyed statue too. (or tanks idk (t34-85 t54))

[-] Aurix@lemmy.world 0 points 5 months ago

Sorry for the hijacking, but lemmy.world is pretty slow the past few days.

this post was submitted on 02 Dec 2023
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