As the title very says, this is the Events and Celebrations Calendar Update!
I’m personally very, very excited for this update as it’s one of those ideas that’s been floating around my mind since the very first version of the site. On the front page of the first ever iteration of this site, we made this little announcement on our first holiday season officially together as “Rune.Academy”:
Magical Fae Yule Update Goals~
-Rune.Academy (Holiday Season, 2017)
As the wondrous holiday season approaches, we here at Rune.Academy are doing our best to turn the dream of everything this website can become a reality. For the holiday season, we’re planning on releasing a reworking of the website mainframe and stability. New beta testing of the behind the scenes features will also begin. In the new year, one of the first new features will be a comprehensive, accessible, and fully functional calendar of magical holidays celebrated all around the globe.
Oh, how naive, green, and full of hope were we to think that we’d be done with that entire checklist by the end of that holiday season. We had absolutely no idea what this dear endeavor had in store for us and just how much it would test our resolve to believe in it… Rune.Academy took us on an absolute roller coaster ride.
We were learning on our feet mastering disciplines we never before thought we’d need. (I personally had rebuild the entire site from almost scratch twice now.) It’s been annoying and insane… but completely and absolutely necessary. As if the powers that be wanted us to get real smart real fast! (Or as smart as we could get in the time allotted to us anyway.)
And now that almost all of the priority items on that list are well on being out of the way, this Events and Celebrations Calendar Update is one of the first non-priority updates that I was completely ecstatic to jump on.
I found an interesting calendar base that looked correct enough but was still missing a vast majority of the holidays we personally practice. I knew I could easily double check, correct, and then continue to heavily add to it and flesh it out. I’m currently in the process of still adding holidays, and likely will be for a long time, but it’ll also be a good place to keep track of group activities and events we’re planning on attending. Now I’m happy to be able to provide you all with a calendar that you all can follow along with at home… view it here!!