Almstide is a time of generosity. It is a four day celebration before the coming of the harshest winter months. During this time, the less fortunate are helped in various ways. Neighbors will give gifts to each other to help in the lean times to come. Some kingdoms also give out surplus food stocks to the common folk to keep them from starvation during the winter. The holiday has also morphed into one of simply giving presents whether they are needed or not among the higher classes of people. People of means will give gifts to all those around them. Nobles will give gifts to other noble houses, seeking to be the best gift givers to instill jealousy within their rivals. This is also a time of peace, and no kingdom will wage war during this time. Any who do so gain the ire of all of Faerstice.