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For many of Azeroth's inhabitants, combat on both a grand scale and at the level of individual skirmishes has become ritualistic and in some ways even ceremonial. This page documents the ongoing confrontations and celebrations in the game - and those events in between (player organized events included) which the line has blurred. Below are some of the events, which are fun if you ever get around to them.

Types of environment changes accompanying events include:

Ongoing Events

Over the course of Azeroth's troubled history, the times of celebration have fallen under the shadow of the conflicts that have shaped and scarred the world. Every day, as new challenges surface, new champions answer the call to arms, relishing the glory and the rewards of battles well fought. Below are details of some of the current disturbances warranting investigation - and participation - by the world's most adventurous heroes.

Seasonal Events

To help offset the strain and tension of constant warfare, the leaders of the Horde and the Alliance occasionally organize full-blown festivities for their people, centered around holidays and special events. What better way to celebrate the year's victories and other achievements than in the company of a few thousand of your closest allies?

Azeroth Event Time Period Related Earth Event Additional Info
New Year Dec 31 - Jan 1 New Year's Eve Gregorian calendar
Lunar Festival Varies (Spring) Lunar New Year Chinese calendar
Love is in the Air Feb 10th - Feb 15th Valentine's Day
Noblegarden Varies (Easter) Easter
Children's Week May 1st - May 7th Children's Day - Japan
Mother's Day - US (and in most other countries, including: UK, Belgium and the Netherlands)
Midsummer Fire Festival June 21st - July 5th Midsummer
Independence Day - US
US observed! Fire in the Sky Engineers' Explosive Extravaganza
Harvest Festival Sept 8th - Sept 13th Roughly Thanksgiving - Canada, US (actually celebrated in October and November in Canada and US, respectively)
Columbus Day - US
US Stress Test ended: September 12, 2004
Peon Day  ??? EU Closed Beta began: September 30, 2004 EU observed! [1]
Brewfest Sept 20th - Oct 4th Oktoberfest - Germany
Hallow's End Oct 18th - Nov 1st Halloween
Feast of Winter Veil Dec 15th - Jan 2nd Christmas

World Events

Beginning with Patch 1.9, Blizzard introduced the first World Event that allows participation by all players toward a world-changing event.

Exclusive recipes

Winter Veil
Recipe Source Requirement BoP
[Recipe: Gingerbread Cookie] Smokywood Pastures' Vendors
[Recipe: Egg Nog]
[Recipe: Hot Apple Cider] mailed Cooking 325 x
[Pattern: Winter Boots] Leatherworking 285 x
[Pattern: Red Winter Clothes] Alliance 15Tailoring 250 x
[Pattern: Green Winter Clothes] Horde 15Tailoring 250 x
[Plans: Edge of Winter] Alliance 15 [35] A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!
Horde 15 [35] A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!
only one of these items
[Schematic: Snowmaster 9000]
[Formula: Enchant Weapon - Winter's Might]
[Recipe: Elixir of Frost Power]
[Pattern: Gloves of the Greatfather]
[Pattern: Green Holiday Shirt]
Lunar Festival
Recipe Source Requirement BoP
[Schematic: Small Blue Rocket] Neutral 15 [60] Small Rockets Level 25 x
[Schematic: Small Green Rocket] x
[Schematic: Small Red Rocket] x
[Schematic: Large Blue Rocket] Neutral 15 [60] Large Rockets Level 35 x
[Schematic: Large Green Rocket] x
[Schematic: Large Red Rocket] x
[Schematic: Blue Rocket Cluster] Neutral 15 [60] Cluster Rockets Level 45 x
[Schematic: Green Rocket Cluster] x
[Schematic: Red Rocket Cluster] x
[Schematic: Large Blue Rocket Cluster] Neutral 15 [60] Large Cluster Rockets Level 55 x
[Schematic: Large Green Rocket Cluster] x
[Schematic: Large Red Rocket Cluster] x
[Schematic: Firework Launcher] Neutral 15 [60] Firework Launcher Level 45
[Schematic: Cluster Launcher] Neutral 15 [60] Cluster Launcher Level 55
[Pattern: Festival Dress] Neutral 15 [60] Festive Recipes Level 50
[Pattern: Festival Suit]

Other Events


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See also

  • Events info:
  • Events calendars:
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