Starting at 3pm the townsfolk gather in Peach Plaza where Gale and Lucy give a speech.
Today is the Day of Memories. We're gathered here to remember family and friends that had passed on.
Thanks for coming everyone. I personally think this is a very important day, worthy of our time. Before we get on with the planned events, Ms. Lucy will speak a little about the history of the Day of Memories.I hope everyone listens. Afterwards, we'll have the Ghost Hunt Festival, it's always been a favorite of mine. Ms. Lucy?
Hello everyone. Woah, such a big crowd. I'm getting kind of nervous now. I want to talk about how an event as serious as going for a grave visit turned into such a fun holiday.
The Day of Memories used to be called Memorial Day back in the Old World. It was a day used to remember loved ones that had passed. When the Day of Calamity happened, many, many lives were lost.
In the years immediately after the Day of Calamity, Memorial Day turned into a particularly sad event. Survivors not only remembered their loved ones, they also remembered the good days gone by.
A leader of a group of survivors in Ethea decided to make it a day of hope instead of moping. So on the day of Memorial Day, he dressed up as a ghost and started a game of tag.
Since it was very dark underground, some people probably really did believe the leader to be a ghost. A few of them opened fire in self-defense. The leader died.
Still, his legacy lived on. The idea of making Memorial Day into a day of hope soon spread to the neighboring survivors. This eventually became what the Day of Memories is today... a day mixed with remembrance and excitement.
Thank you Ms. Lucy for an excellent account of the history of the Day of Memories! With that said, let's start with our events!
The festival starts with a remembrance of the dead in Peach Plaza, with townsfolk bowing their heads to honor those who passed.
Please take a moment to commemorate our friends and loved ones who had passed on. Let's also not forget and be thankful for those who have contributed to build the lives we have now. We need to be positive and continue to rebuild after the Age of Darkness.
That's the end of the commemorance. Let's all have some fun at the coming events.
As of 9am the morning of the event, special group photo opportunities will become available. The signs are interactive before then but the characters will not be in place before that time. They are marked on the map with icon. Activate the glittering camera sign (right) and you'll take a group photo with the people standing next to the sign. The pose is unique to this festival and group of people. Try and get them all before the day ends!
Beginning at 17:00, all participants will have 2 hours to go on a scavenger hunt looking for Ghost Badges around town. Badges appear randomly, sometimes stuck to walls or floors or standing on their own, and can be quickly located by either following the beams of light they shoot into the sky or finding their icon on the map. If the player wishes, they may ride a mount to reach badges faster and have a larger advantage over the townspeople.
The player is supplied with an Intimidating Gun which they can use to daze the other townspeople in their tracks. However, if the player gets stunned, they will also lose Ghost Badges to whoever stunned them. Large "ghosts" like those decorating the town will also wander around hoping to stun the player, though they move slowly and are easily avoided if the player is keeping an eye out for them.
All Ghost Badges collected during the scavenger hunt will belong to the player. The player may also be awarded bonus Ghost Badges depending on how they did during the hunt. Leaving the town borders will end the game. The hunt will end at 23:00.
The player can exchange the badges they earned at the Gift Exchange, either immediately at the one located outside the mayor's office during the event, or at any time during Summer at the one in the Commerce Guild building.
After the scavenger hunt, the townspeople will start heading to the river to release lanterns into the sky for the second part of the Day of Memories, taking place from 0:00 - 2:00.
There will be some free lanterns to collect on a table near the riverside, though the player can buy more with Ghost Badges. After the "Lighting Kongming's Lantern" event banner appears on screen, releasing lanterns will reward the player with 1-2 friendship points with everyone. The player may release as many lanterns as they wish, though friendship points gained are capped at 10.
More Ghost Badges can later be obtained from the Haunted Cave at any time of year, though the badges can only be traded during Summer.
Though the Kongming's Lanterns look like they could be furniture, they are not, and can only be either released or sold.
If Mission: The Poisoned Water is completed on Day 26, then Mission: The Crashed Station will begin on Day 27, regardless of the fact that it's a holiday. If the Collapsed Wasteland is not investigated before the remembrance of the dead begins, this leads to certain townsfolk being missing from Peach Plaza, instead crowded in front of the Collapsed Wasteland. This means Arlo and Remington are not accessible for gift-giving until the player deals with the mission. Immediately following the mission-related dialogue, the involved townsfolk will bow their heads to continue the Day of Memories, resulting in an eerie scene.