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Take some time off – WC #30

Weekends do not exist in all countries off Orf. But a lot have something that is similar. Part thirty of my 2021 Worldbuilding Challenge inspired by this reddit post from a person named Faranesque:

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Lustria & Tenebrem

On every day ending on a two, the free people lay down their work and rest. It is called Prayday. Some spend their free time with their families, some go visits friends and neighbors and some stay in bed and sleep half the day away. In the morning and evening, it is common to pray to the Second One to grant them good fortune till the next Prayday.

The Swampmarshes

While there is no free time, for there is hardly time to relish between trying not to get eaten and not to get sick, there are periods of relaxation. Whenever a season goes by, the last five days are taken very lightly. People do their work with unhurriedly and go home early. Lots of food is eaten and sleep is slept. Time is taken off.

The Endless Trainwork

There is no free time. It is always time to work. Slaves often don’t even know what that word means. It is almost shameful to feel joy if you have to leave work, as it is taught to be the only really fulfilling thing in life.

The Steppes

People work only every other day, but they if they finally do work, they do so with passion and fervor. It is not illegal to work on your off day, put most take the time to relax and really get their energies up again.

New Slomania

You can sleep when your dead and you can be happy when you are alive. It is one of the most common sayings when people take their work too seriously. While one can still take pride in what they do, most people in Slomania are of the opinion that you should only work as much as you need, for you can die at any moment anyway. No need to gather riches if the next day a bigger army can just take them away from you.


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