Summary: On the mortal world of Terralee, Adamilus and Evelah appointed the celebration
of four festivals throughout the year. The festivals took place on the solstices
and equinoxes and were each celebrated for three days.
Festival of Harvest and Thanksgiving - autumnal equinox (4:7:49-50)
A communal feasting event celebrating the bounty of food harvested for the winter
Festival of Children - winter solstice (4:7:51-52)
Parents would honor and celebrate their children with a small and happy feast and
three days of playing games, giving gifts, telling stories and singing songs.
Festival of Planting - vernal equinox (4:7:53-62)
After all the fields had been planted, the community would gather in open celebration
of love, life, and human sexuality. Husbands and wives were appointed to freely celebrate
their love for each other, while those yet to be married could play sexually with
any other, as long as the woman gave consent. The celebration was free of guilt and
shame of any kind. Unwanted pregnancy was also not an issue, as women were only fertile
one month during the winter of the year.
Festival of the Family - summer solstice (4:7:63-64)
A festival filled with camping and picnics, singing and dancing, to celebrate and
rejoice in each other as family.
There is reference to the “Festival of Joy” during the dispensation of Kaseah (4:29:16)
on the world of Terralee. This is likely referring to the festivities over the summer
solstice, originally designated as the “Festival of the Family”. In the 7th Endowment,
Heavenly Mother appoints a “Festival of Joy” to be celebrated during the summer solstice.