Winterfest is a winter holiday celebrated on the dark of the moon in the month of Bissen.
Winterfest is when the people of the Arland symbolically welcome the Lady of Frost into their homes and enjoy a break in the harsh weather. It is also the time when the people defend themselves against the onslaught of the Lord of Winter in his constant attacks.
Winterfest celebrations are usually held communally, with whole villages coming together to spread warmth and cheer on the darkest night in the middle of winter. Candles are lit throughout the hall and the eldest woman of the gathering fulfills the role of the 'Lady of Frost' and will offer the children gifts from her bag if they have been good.
A common practice at Winterfest, is the retelling of the Tale of Old Winter.