In the Traveler’s Guide to Batuu, three Star Wars holidays are mentioned that have yet to be seen at Galaxy’s Edge. What could this mean?
Since July 2020, multiple websites have been wondering if three Star Wars holidays will be arriving in Galaxy’s Edge. The reason for this is because the book Traveler’s Guide to Batuu mentions the following holidays: Black Spire Day, Batuuan Harvest Festival and Life Day.
But what are these three holidays? Let’s take a closer look at each one.
1. Black Spire Day
Black Spire Day is celebrated on May 4 where, according to this Disney Food Blog article, “The holiday celebrates the founding of the outpost with colorful tarps, ribbons, and flowers decorating the land.”
As quoted from the book, “Locals sing traditional songs, feast, and tie wishes to the Trilon tree. Sometimes the evening ends in a procession through the outpost with a fireworks display.”
I don’t know about you, but to me, that could mean that this will be an Extra Magic hours event at Galaxy’s Edge or perhaps the closing celebration before Extra Magic hours begins. If this is celebrated on May 4, will it be for one day only or for the entire month of May?
Does this mean guests will get to see more Star Wars characters who live and work on Batuu or will we see the familiar faces of Rey and Chewbacca?
2. Batuuan Harvest Festival
Not much is known about the Batuuan Harvest Festival as of yet. Wookieepedia details, “during the celebration, Oga Garra allowed the lichen to be used in special dishes and drinks. The locals decorated the outpost with golden colored banners and often accentuated their clothing similarly.”
Since the festival is celebrated in the fall, this could become a celebration that can run from September to November. This will appeal to guests looking to celebrate fall celebrations aside from Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (which is canceled for 2020) before the holidays.
The festival will also celebrate Batuu and teach guests who are unfamiliar about the planet.
3. Life Day
Life Day: The (in)famous holiday from an even more infamous holiday special. In 1978 the 2 hour Star Wars Holiday special focused on Han Solo and Chewbacca trying to make it back to Chewbacca’s planet Kashyyyk so he can celebrate Life Day with his family. Throughout the special, Luke, Leia, R2-D2 and C-3PO make cameos as well as other interesting characters.
Aside from the strange subplots that were woven into the holiday special, it was full of heart and hope.
According to StarWars.com, “Today, people from planets across the galaxy have embraced this tradition and made it their own by celebrating with festive décor, twinkling string lights, unique food and drink items, music, and activities.”
Does this mean guests could see not only Chewbacca but multiple Wookiees there?
Until these festivals are confirmed, we can only hope and wonder if they will one day be celebrated by guests and Star Wars characters alike.
What do you think of the three Star Wars holidays? Leave your answers in the comment section below! I’d love to read them!