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The Day of the Bright Sun is a festival to celebrate the event of Peach ending the 330-year-long Age of Darkness by clearing the clouds and letting the sun rays shine over the land once again, which occurred around 100 years prior to the events of My Time at Portia. It occurs on the 19th day of Month 1 every year.


Mural Day of the Bright Sun

Mural in Church of the Light of Peach bringing the light back

When chaos and darkness befell the world, a man named Peach created a machine that ended the 330-year darkness. The common folk honored Peach for his heroic act, thus creating and dedicating a holiday known as the Day of the Bright Sun to him.


During the first year, at the fireside meeting on Day 14, Mayor Gale requests that all citizens of Portia participate in the gift-giving event by donating an item. The player can donate a gift of their own through the Present for the Celebration mission. Although the festival will occur every year, there will not be a fireside about it after year 1. The mission, however, is repeatable each year.

Before the festivities start Gale delivers a short speech:

Gale Happy Brightness everyone!
Gale It has been almost a century since Peach brought back our sun. It's impossible for us to even imagine what that dark world was like.
Gale So let's have fun today, but let us also remember. Remember that we need to respect the earth, the sky, and most of all, each other.
Gale May the spirit of telesis be with us all!

At the start of the day of the festival, an airship will fly from the north of the Workshop towards town. Once the event begins at 10:00, a few gift boxes will be seen falling from it one at a time, tumbling to the ground. Townsfolk will follow its path and run in a mad scramble for each box. If the player is able to reach a box before someone else claims it, they can press the interact button ("E" on keyboard, "A" on controller) to pick it up. The airship travels from Peach Plaza towards Central Plaza, following the road. After the event, it stops dropping presents and flies off again.

The player needs to be hasty and retrieve as many gifts before the event ends. Most townsfolk will participate in the event (making the festival a good time and place to give everyone gifts to improve their Relationship) and are able to claim the gifts. After claiming a gift, the player receives a letter of gratitude from the benefactor.


The player can receive the following items when collecting presents at the festival:

From Present Note
Power StonePower Stone (3)
"Something good, provides energy."
MarbleMarble (5)
"The marble is smooth, beautiful, and solemn, perfect material for a grand looking building."
Pot of AsteriaPot of Asteria (1)
"Check out these beautiful flowers!"
MilkMilk (6)

Shell NecklaceShell Necklace (1)

"Milk is not only nutritious but also good for your skin."
"Even among shell necklaces, this one's a beauty! Hate to give it away."
Bronze SwordBronze Sword (1)

Copper BarCopper Bar (10)
Lucky SackLucky Sack (1)
Multi-function KnifeMulti-function Knife (1)
Supremely Spicy SpaghettiSupremely Spicy Spaghetti (2)

"Hope you'll like this gift."
"We dig up a lot of surplus copper ore whenever we explore the ruins, so take some off of our hands."
"Everytime I dive into the ruins, I take some so chili noodles with me. Fills me right up, all warm and nice."
CottonCotton (5)

Fiber ClothFiber Cloth (5)

"Only good cotton can make good clothes, try out my cotton!"
"Clothing made of fiber are so warm and comfortable."
Cheap SodaCheap Soda (3)
"Tired? Drink this and Restores your energy!"
Cooking MasterCooking Master (1)

Journey from the EastJourney from the East (1)
Practice SwordPractice Sword (1)

"Hope you'll like this gift."
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
"What is a knight without his sword? Something close to my heart, please accept it. Be careful using it, even though it's wood, it can still cut!"
AppleApple (10)
"Molly prepared the apple jam, right? I added a few apples in case you didn't like it."
MilkMilk (5)

PumpkinPumpkin (5)
Pumpkin PiePumpkin Pie (3)

"I am so happy everyone can gather for this special day!"
"Since the demand for pumpkin pie is so great here in Free Cities. We're always short on pumpkins, let's all plant pumpkins next time!"
"Don't be surprised, that's how I like pumpkin pie!"
Exquisite Fountain PenExquisite Fountain Pen (1)
Just a small gift, hope you like it.
BalloonBalloon (2)

Blonde DollBlonde Doll (2)
Crafter's ToolboxCrafter's Toolbox (1)
Crystal NecklaceCrystal Necklace (1)
Delicate FurDelicate Fur (10)
EggEgg (10)
Fiber ClothFiber Cloth (5)
Flower CarpetFlower Carpet (1)
Flowery SoapFlowery Soap (1)
Fluffy PendantFluffy Pendant (1)
Jewelry BoxJewelry Box (1)
MarbleMarble (5)
Pumpkin PiePumpkin Pie (3)
Rubber FruitRubber Fruit (10)
SandSand (20)
Small EngineSmall Engine (1)
Small Silicon ChipSmall Silicon Chip (1)
TalismanTalisman (1)
Wild CocoonWild Cocoon (10)

"Someone forgot to leave a note. Hope you like it."
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
"Hope you'll like this gift."
"Yeah this might be a common stone, but it's still useful."
"This is probably Sophie's gift? She probably forgot to leave the note...again."
"This should be Sophie's. I think she forgot the note."
"This one's from Emily, probably, there's a note without any signature. So careless."
"The giver forgot to write a name, it's really nice too."
"Alright, whoever gave this probably thought it was useful, oh well."
Aroma AppleAroma Apple (2)

UmbrellaUmbrella (1)

"I didn't really know what to get, but I hope you like it."
"Useful on a rainy day, but also can be used as a sun block."
AppleApple (10)
"Here are some apples, QQ couldn't eat them all."
Bronze BarBronze Bar (5)

Power StonePower Stone (2)

"Common crafting material. Very useful!"
"Hope you'll like this gift."
Wooden StorageWooden Storage (2)
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
Aroma AppleAroma Apple (2)

Asteria (Bouquet)Asteria (Bouquet) (3)

"It should taste better than regular apples...or so they say."
"This flower is from Alice's garden, isn't it beautiful? Don't tell anyone though! I took it secretly."
Asteria (Bouquet)Asteria (Bouquet) (2)
"I am so happy everyone can gather for this special day!"
Strange MirrorStrange Mirror (1)
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
MilkMilk (5)

Photo AlbumPhoto Album (1)

"Milk is not only nutritious but also good for your skin."
"This is a photo album of the daily life at our school. Hope you like it."
Upgrade KitUpgrade Kit (1)
"Essential for crafting advanced tools, and it doesn't come cheap."
Baked BreadBaked Bread (3)
"This is freshly baked, eat it as soon as possible!"
LeatherLeather (5)

Perfect FurPerfect Fur (3)

"Hope you'll like this gift."
Apricot JuiceApricot Juice (3)
"Drink that Rainbow Lemonade, healthy and nutritious."(sic)
Cheap SodaCheap Soda (2)
"Something simple, I hope you like it."
Bird NestBird Nest (2)

Rainbow LemonadeRainbow Lemonade (3)
RosesRoses (1)

"I accidentally found it by the slope when I was getting down from the Church. Seems pretty neat."
"Yes, this is sour, but it's very special and useful."
"Something simple, I hope you like it."
MeatMeat (20)
"Papa Bear likes to eat meat, so I'm guessing you do as well."
HardwoodHardwood (15)

Wooden BoardWooden Board (3)

"Here's some hardwood, necessary for any fine furniture."
"I wasn't sure what to do with these, so, uhm, here you go!"
Power StonePower Stone (5)
"Something good, provides energy."
HerbsHerbs (20)

Magnetic BraceletMagnetic Bracelet (1)

"I gathered a lot of herbs with Dr. Xu lately, I'm guessing he gave out the herbal mixture."
"Hope you'll like this gift."
Apple JuiceApple Juice (2)

Silk ScarfSilk Scarf (1)

"Drink that Rainbow Lemonade, healthy and nutritious."
"My mother made this, so good!"
Upgrade KitUpgrade Kit (1)
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
Blade FishBlade Fish (6)
"This is Pinky's favorite, you can feed her or keep it and make dried fish."
Blue LeatherBlue Leather (5)
"Picking presents gave me headache. This isn't so bad, is it?"
Roasted MeatRoasted Meat (4)

"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
Apricot JuiceApricot Juice (3)
"Drink that Rainbow Lemonade, healthy and nutritious."
Cheap SodaCheap Soda (2)
"Hope you'll like this gift."
Yellow Sapphire NecklaceYellow Sapphire Necklace (1)
"Hope you'll like this gift."
Pumpkin PiePumpkin Pie (2)
"I can't remember what people here like to eat, but this sweet, sweet pumpkin pie must be popular."
StoneStone (20)
"Hehe, didn't see this coming did you? Just a joke!"
Banner FishBanner Fish (5)

Beginner's Fishing RodBeginner's Fishing Rod (1)

"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
"How can you fish without a fine fishing rod? I really like this one, give it a go."
Roasted MeatRoasted Meat (3)
"Just a small gift, hope you like it."
HerbsHerbs (10)

Herbal MixtureHerbal Mixture (5)

"Scratches are inevitable in life. But use some herbs and the pain will go away!"

Special Group Photos[]

Group photo sign

When the Day of the Bright Sun, present drop finishes, special group photo opportunities will become available. They are marked on the map with Camera icon 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!

Social talk Festival Dialogue[]

Dialogue →


  • Managing to pick up 7 or more gifts during the festival will trigger the Quick Hands achievement.
  • Not obtaining any gifts during the festival will cause Gale to send the player a letter with several items attached the following day out of pity.
  • Four of the human Portians who live in or near town do not gather in front of the Commerce Guild at the beginning of the event or participate in the present-grabbing: Gust and Ginger who stand nearby under a tree, until the start of the festival (with QQ who then goes to sleep in A&G Construction); Isaac who sits with his Cross Five board in the park; and Liuwa, who is guarding the Amber Island Cave entrance. Additionally, Abu can be seen just outside of one of the city entrances, looking wistfully at the event.
  • Gale doesn't participate in collecting presents, either, and can be found waiting with his children near the end of the event.
  • Even though Liuwa doesn't participate in the event, gifts can be received from him.
  • The city gets decorated with balloons the day before the event, and on the day of the event, there are two hot air balloons that circle the city all day, while the present-dropping airship flies slowly overhead across the city.
  • The speed of the airship is directly affected by the speed the game is set to in Options.
    • At 100% game speed, the airship will fly from Peach Plaza to Central Plaza before dropping gifts. Once it arrives, gifts will be dropped rapidly and in groups, so that the player can pick up many in a row before the townspeople can run to the location of the dropped gifts. Like the townspeople, the player should sprint for Peach Plaza as soon as the event starts to await the first drops, and getting there on time will give the player an advantage. The high speed at which presents drop will allow the player to collect them very quickly, before they can be swarmed by the other Portians.
    • At 50% game speed, the airship will start dropping presents early, near Peach Plaza, as it travels to Central Plaza. The presents are dropped at a much slower rate, meaning that everyone will be fighting over one or two presents, and the other townspeople will swarm each drop. This makes it far more difficult for the player to grab an entire group of newly-dropped presents before townspeople arrive to compete.
    • Because the player has an advantage at 100% game speed, those who normally play at less than 100% may wish to change the game speed to 100% during the event.