This much anticipated festival commemorates the arrival of the first settlers on the ARK. To Celebrate all those in non essential jobs get the day off. The day starts with a large gathering in the theater, where the Chairman and others on the council give speeches, Food portions are increased and flavored drinks and small sweets are served (this is one of the very few times such treats are available). Throughout the day there is music and plays in the theater. In the evening the lights in the halls are all dimmed and people put out small lanterns as a sort of beacon, welcoming friends and family to visit. In the late evening there is a dance/party, open to all, that goes most of the night.