Culture of Palesmenia
The Palesmenian Culture is a diverse culture most common in Eastern Keltia. It is very diverse and has many unorthodox practices compared to its contemporaries in the area.
The first recorded evidence of a Palesmenian society come from the tales of the trader Myasor, who is believed to be from Karnali. He wrote detailed records of peoples living around the East Keltian steppes in small trading cities (The largest of which being Hádúsnahad, on the banks of the Strait of Haifa and the unusual hospitality of the people in these cities. However, Palesmenian society is believed to date back even further than this. Many traditional stories state how the first Palesmenians actually lived in Northern and Central Attera. It was said after Attera's collapse, the people sailed across the Strait of Haifa to the steppes, where they set up said trading cities.
The main religion of the nation, Nárhitihnism, is a very important component in everyday life. The religion revolves around the journey of Nárhit, a wandering trader who was killed by a greedy merchant. People are to pray after they wake up, to bless their day, and before they go to sleep, to insure that they wake up the next morning and that the sun will rise. There are temples in almost every locale that you can think of, rural or urban. The religion permits everyone over the age of 15 to be able to drink wine, and everyone over the age of 20 to drink any other form of alcohol.
Palesmenian culture is full of stories. Traditional stories range from a elderly woman weaving the basket of hope (Titled Sádil Múderdúc, written around the time of Nárhit), to a buff man ripping an evil giants head off with his nails (Gónial Háneshó, written around 3 years after Nárhits death). Many of these stories have been passed down through many generations through verbal and written means.
Songs usually follow a slow, melodic tone. Special songs are preformed a person's birth, death, well as other special occasions such as holidays and birthdays. Some famous folk songs include Gémas Bakhóc (ENG: Great Fortune, a song about a farmer's rise from dirt to riches) as well as several religious songs, such as Té Mártiyé, Náhrit (ENG: The Martyr Náhrit, detailing Náhrits journey in a melodic tone).
Most architecture within Palesmenia follows a traditional temple style. The east is mostly basic urban housing, while the west follows a rural, more traditional style. Temples and monetarists can be found all over the nation, ranging from small rural worship sites, to giant temples known as Sálkís, the largest centers of worship in the nation.
Palesmenian people are not a very sporty group. Although a bid was put in to host the 2019 FMF World Cup, it was seen (and may have been submitted) with questionable integrity, due to the nation have only 2 public sports stadiums. However, the nation hosts annual archery competitions, and is the only nation on Micras to have archery as a national sport.
Families in Palesmenia follow a hierarchy, with the top belonging to the father and his wife, and the bottom belonging to house servants. Divorce was declared illegal by the high courts due to religious reasons, except if one of the members had abused the other.
Holidays and Festivities
Some notable holidays include:
- January 1- Anhiti Ya'ondehá D'í (New Year's Day), Celebrates the New Year and new possibilities.
- February 19- Rop'í Hedérdiri D'í (Red Hands Day), Celebrating those who gave their lives for improving the state.
- May 1- Plakathi D'í (Planting Day), Celebrating the planting of crops.
- June 1- Skúkarné Dí (Lottery Day)
- September 12- Harvaigitá D'i (Harvest Day), Celebrating the harvesting of crops.
- October 8-9- Yan Kurrida (Yom Kippur, יום הכיפורים) (Regional), Celebrated mostly by some of the the former settlers of the Mala'eretz who migrated to the area after the dissolution of Ashkenatza.
- October 21- Aúdensi D'i (Freedom Day), Celebrating the creation of an independent Palesmenian state.
- December 31 Nigt'a na-Skarpí (Night of the Ghosts), Celebrating the last day of the year and the day of paying final respects to the dead so they may ascend to the afterlife.
Due to the nation lying near the Taylor Bay, dishes involving fish are common. One of the most famous dishes is Stutka Hud'erka (Stuffed Herring) with hot potatoes and Amurian Wine, which only the most skilled of chefs dare to try to prepare.
- Amurians (Amúrikans)-Primarily Turkic settlers who mixed with native Palesmenians.
- Méhrabadians (Mékrabadís)- Muslium settlers who mixed with native Palesmenians and adopted their culture.
The calendar, more specifically the Náhritist Date System, is the calendar officially adopted by the Palesmenian state in late July of 2019. The months closely relate to its Roman and Julian Calendar counterparts. Years are based on the years it has been since Náhrit's death. As of 2019, it is year 176 NDS. The Palesmenian people also use the Norton calendar as an international and business standard.
- Uíngóhal (January)
- Térljída (February)
- Pókhúydo (March)
- Asíul (April)
- Réyumí (May)
- Eúlbané (June)
- Yúlinjá (July)
- Tánelópdú (August)
- Jánhasót (September)
- Gálkubóa (October)
- Bónajunóár (November)
- Zétemébratú (December)