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:'' "Event" can also refer to the Event API in WoW AddOn development. See [[Event API]] for more details.''
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:''"Event" can also refer to the Event API in WoW AddOn development. See [[Event API]] for more details.''
   
For many of [[Azeroth (world)|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.
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For many of [[Azeroth (world)|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 {{wow-inline}} environment changes accompanying events include:
 
Types of {{wow-inline}} environment changes accompanying events include:
*caravans, tents, or wagons being added to an area,
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*caravans, tents, or wagons being added to an area,
*decorations on buildings,
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*decorations on buildings,
*new [[fixed device]]s,
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*new [[fixed device]]s,
 
*new [[mob]]s, [[quest giver]]s, [[vendor]]s, or other [[NPC]]s,
 
*new [[mob]]s, [[quest giver]]s, [[vendor]]s, or other [[NPC]]s,
 
*special [[drink]] and [[food]],
 
*special [[drink]] and [[food]],
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== In World of Warcraft ==
 
== In World of Warcraft ==
 
{{wow-section}}
 
{{wow-section}}
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The [[Battle.net]] [[official site]] has a [[#External_links|basic overview]] of recurring in-game events. It mostly links to past blog entries concerning each event, but gives pretty up-to-date info.
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=== History ===
 
Before the dreaded [[Battle.net]] merge of the old community sites, there used to be a nice web-based calendar showing upcoming and past in-game events, but it the calendar is no longer accessible on the new [[Official site]]s. They can still be seen on the in-game calendar.
 
Before the dreaded [[Battle.net]] merge of the old community sites, there used to be a nice web-based calendar showing upcoming and past in-game events, but it the calendar is no longer accessible on the new [[Official site]]s. They can still be seen on the in-game calendar.
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=== Patch 5.1 change ===
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{{mists-section}}
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{{Bluepost
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|poster=Zarhym
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|title=#1 - Patch 5.1: Realm Event Time Changes
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|date=27-Nov-2012 8:10 PM PST
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|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7200062357#1
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|archivelink=http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/246249-patch-51-realm-event-time-changes/
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|body=
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With [[Patch 5.1.0|<span class="blizztext">Patch 5.1</span>]]: Landfall [http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/7922040/51_Landfall_Patch_Notes-11_27_2012#professions <span class="blizzlink">we’ve reactivated the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza</span>]. To accomplish this we reevaluated the way time-based events work in World of Warcraft. The time zone designation for a realm doesn’t always correlate with its real-world location, and that designation has traditionally directed a player to choose a realm that shares their local time. With cross-realm features like zone coalescing (CRZ) and Raid/Dungeon Finder, linking event reset or lockout times to realm times has caused a lot of confusion, such as zones flipping between day and night upon zoning, and created substantial issues with limited-time events, such as Azeroth’s fishing tournaments.
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<span style="color:white;">North American Daily Event Times</span>
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In Patch 5.1 we’ve moved most time-based events on North American realms to standardized, region-wide times. Below are the updated event times for all North American realms, regardless of your realm’s local time (excluding Oceanic realms).
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''Times displayed in North American Pacific Standard Time ([http://www.wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/ <span class="blizzlink">GMT -8 hours</span>])''
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:<u>Sunrise</u>
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:5:30 a.m. PST<span style="color:white;">&#42;</span>
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:<u>Sunset</u>
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:6:30 p.m. PST<span style="color:white;">&#42;</span>
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:<u>Daily quests reset</u>
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:3:00 a.m. PST
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:<u>Profession cooldowns and farm reset</u>
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:3:00 a.m. PST
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:<u>Dungeon &amp; raid lockouts reset</u>
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:Unchanged (times still shared between NA and Oceanic realms)
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:<u>Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza begins</u>
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:2 p.m. PST every Sunday
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:<u>Battleground holidays</u>
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:12:00 a.m. every Friday - 12:00 a.m. every Tuesday PST
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:<u>Darkmoon Faire begins</u>
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:12:00 a.m. PST first Sunday of every month
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<span style="color:white;">Oceanic Daily Event Times</span>
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Note that, due to the extreme time zone difference, Oceanic realms have a separate standardized time, and Oceanic realms aren’t coalesced with non-Oceanic realms for cross-realm zones. Oceanic realms are, however, still a part of the North American matchmaking pool for Scenarios, Dungeon Finder, Raid Finder, Battlegrounds, and Arenas, in order to ensure that the matchmaking system is able to draw from a healthy population of players at any given hour. Because of this, raid/dungeon lockouts will continue to reset at the same time for North American and Oceanic realms (i.e. reset times will still vary depending on your local time).
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''Times displayed as Australian Eastern Standard Time ([http://www.wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/ <span class="blizzlink">GMT +10 hours</span>])''
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:<u>Sunrise</u>
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:5:30 a.m. EST<span style="color:white;">&#42;</span>
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:<u>Sunset</u>
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:6:30 p.m. EST<span style="color:white;">&#42;</span>
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:<u>Daily quests reset</u>
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:3:00 a.m. EST
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:<u>Profession cooldowns and farm reset</u>
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:3:00 a.m. EST
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:<u>Dungeon &amp; raid lockouts reset</u>
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:Unchanged (times still shared between NA and Oceanic realms)
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:<u>Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza begins</u>
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:2 p.m. EST
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:<u>Battleground holidays</u>
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:12:00 a.m. every Friday - 12:00 a.m. every Tuesday EST
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:<u>Darkmoon Faire begins</u>
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:12:00 a.m. EST first Sunday of every month
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<span style="color:white;">&#42;</span> Day/night changeovers are not currently set to the times listed above and will be updated in a hotfix as soon as possible.
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=== Ongoing Events ===
 
=== Ongoing Events ===
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*[[Argent Tournament]] (permanent, added in {{wotlk-inline}} [[Patch 3.1.0]] and expanded in [[Patch 3.2.0]])
 
*[[Argent Tournament]] (permanent, added in {{wotlk-inline}} [[Patch 3.1.0]] and expanded in [[Patch 3.2.0]])
 
*[[Battlegrounds Holiday]] (from Thursday night to Tuesday morning every week)
 
*[[Battlegrounds Holiday]] (from Thursday night to Tuesday morning every week)
*[[Darkmoon Faire]] (appears one week per month, alternating locations)
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*[[Darkmoon Faire]] (appears one week per month around a week after the beginning of the month and accessible via portals near {{alliance}} [[Goldshire]], [[Elwynn Forest]] and {{horde}} southwest of [[Thunder Bluff]], [[Mulgore]])
** '''2011:''' Sunday, October 2 through Saturday, October 8; Sunday, November 6 through Saturday, November 12; Sunday December 4 through Saturday, December 10.<ref name="holidays2011">{{ref web|work=Official World of Warcraft Community site (US)|url=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3662420/Happy_Holidays-10_6_2011|title=Happy Holidays|author=[[Kaivax]]|date=6-Oct-2011 9:00 AM PDT}}<br/>&nbsp; &nbsp;{{ref web|work=Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU)|url=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3075983/Happy_Holidays-06_10_2011|title=Happy Holidays|author=[[Blizzard Entertainment]]|date=06-Oct-2011 16:00 UTC}}</ref>
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<!--** '''2011:''' Sunday, October 2 through Saturday, October 8; Sunday, November 6 through Saturday, November 12; Sunday December 4 through Saturday, December 10.<ref name="holidays2011">{{ref web|work=Official World of Warcraft Community site (US)|url=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3662420/Happy_Holidays-10_6_2011|title=Happy Holidays|author=[[Kaivax]]|date=6-Oct-2011 9:00 AM PDT}}<br/>&nbsp; &nbsp;{{ref web|work=Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU)|url=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3075983/Happy_Holidays-06_10_2011|title=Happy Holidays|author=[[Blizzard Entertainment]]|date=06-Oct-2011 16:00 UTC}}</ref>-->
 
*[[Elemental Invasions]] (occurred randomly, though frequently)
 
*[[Elemental Invasions]] (occurred randomly, though frequently)
 
*[[Gurubashi Arena#Gurubashi Arena Booty Run|Gurubashi Arena Booty Run]] (every 3 hours)
 
*[[Gurubashi Arena#Gurubashi Arena Booty Run|Gurubashi Arena Booty Run]] (every 3 hours)
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{| class="darktable"
 
{| class="darktable"
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! Azeroth Event !!width="105px"| Time Period !! Related Earth Event !! Additional Info
 
! Azeroth Event !!width="105px"| Time Period !! Related Earth Event !! Additional Info
|-
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|| [[New Year]] || Dec 31 - Jan 1 || {{wplink|New Year's Eve}} || {{wplink|Gregorian calendar}}
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| [[New Year]] || Dec 31 - Jan 1 || {{wplink|New Year's Eve}} || {{wplink|Gregorian calendar}}
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| [[Lunar Festival]] || Varies (Spring) || {{wplink|Chinese New Year|Lunar New Year}} || {{wplink|Chinese calendar}}
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| [[Lunar Festival]] || Varies (Spring) || {{wplink|Chinese New Year|Lunar New Year}} || {{wplink|Chinese calendar}}
|-
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|-
|| [[Love is in the Air]] || Feb 7th - Feb 20th || [[wikipedia:Valentine's Day|Valentine's Day]] ||
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| [[Love is in the Air]] || Feb 7th - Feb 20th || [[wikipedia:Valentine's Day|Valentine's Day]] ||
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| [[Noblegarden]] || Varies (Easter) || {{wplink|Easter}} ||
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| [[Noblegarden]] || Varies (Easter) || {{wplink|Easter}} ||
 
|-
 
|-
|| [[Children's Week]] || May 1st - May 7th || {{wplink|Kodomo no hi|Children's Day - Japan}}<br />{{wplink|Mother's Day (United States)|Mother's Day - US}} (and in most other countries, including: Belgium and the Netherlands)||
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| [[Children's Week]] || May 1st - May 7th || {{wplink|Kodomo no hi|Children's Day - Japan}}<br />{{wplink|Mother's Day (United States)|Mother's Day - US}} (and in most other countries, including: Belgium and the Netherlands)||
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| [[Midsummer Fire Festival]] || June 21st - July 5th || {{wplink|Midsummer}}<br />{{wplink|Canada Day|Canada Day - CAN}} <br />{{wplink|Independence Day (United States)|Independence Day - US}} || US observed! Fire in the Sky [[Engineers' Explosive Extravaganza]]
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| [[Midsummer Fire Festival]] || June 21st - July 5th || {{wplink|Midsummer}}<br />{{wplink|Canada Day|Canada Day - CAN}}<br />{{wplink|Independence Day (United States)|Independence Day - US}} || US observed! Fire in the Sky [[Engineers' Explosive Extravaganza]]
 
|-
 
|-
||[[Pirates' Day]]|| Sept 19th || {{wplink|International Talk Like a Pirate Day}} || First observed Sept 19th, 2008.
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|[[Pirates' Day]]|| Sept 19th || {{wplink|International Talk Like a Pirate Day}} || First observed Sept 19th, 2008.
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| [[Peon Day]] || Sept 30th || EU Closed Beta began: September 30, 2004 || Observed only in Europe<ref>[http://www.wow-europe.com/en/news/wow-oldnews2005.html#sep Peon Day!] by [[Daliniya]], 28/09/2005 at the old [http://www.wow-europe.com/en/ EU official site]</ref><ref>[http://wowvault.ign.com/fullstory.php?id=11407 Europeans celebrate Peon Day!] -- [http://wowvault.ign.com/siteinfo/mail.php?staff=Sprawl Sprawl] 29 Sep, 2005 at [http://wowvault.ign.com/ WoWVault]</ref>
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| [[Peon Day]] || Sept 30th || EU Closed Beta began: September 30, 2004 || Observed only in Europe<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20120116222436/http://www.wow-europe.com/en/news/wow-oldnews2005.html#sep Peon Day!] by [[Daliniya]], 28/09/2005 at the old [http://web.archive.org/web/20120116222436/http://www.wow-europe.com/en/ EU official site]</ref><ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20051127054301/http://wowvault.ign.com/fullstory.php?id=11407 Europeans celebrate Peon Day!] -- [http://web.archive.org/web/20111121171247/http://wowvault.ign.com/siteinfo/mail.php?staff=Sprawl Sprawl] 29 Sep, 2005 at [http://web.archive.org/web/20131015045409/http://wowvault.ign.com/ WoWVault]</ref>
 
|-
 
|-
|| [[Brewfest]] || Sept 20th - Oct 4th || {{wplink|Oktoberfest|Oktoberfest - Germany}} ||
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| [[Brewfest]] || Sept 20th - Oct 4th || {{wplink|Oktoberfest|Oktoberfest - Germany}} ||
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| [[Harvest Festival]] || Sept 27th - Oct 4th || Roughly {{wplink|Thanksgiving|Thanksgiving - Canada, US}} <small>(actually celebrated in October and November in Canada and US, respectively)</small><br />{{wplink|Columbus Day|Columbus Day - US}}<br />[[Stress Test Beta Has Ended|US Stress Test ended]]: September 12, 2004 ||
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| [[Harvest Festival]] || Sept 27th - Oct 4th || Roughly {{wplink|Thanksgiving|Thanksgiving - Canada, US}} <small>(actually celebrated in October and November in Canada and US, respectively)</small><br />{{wplink|Columbus Day|Columbus Day - US}}<br />[[Stress Test Beta Has Ended|US Stress Test ended]]: September 12, 2004 ||
 
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|| [[Hallow's End]] || Oct 18th - Oct 31st<ref name="holidays2011"/><ref>Was Oct 18th - Nov 1st before 2011</ref> || {{wplink|Halloween|Halloween}} ||
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| [[Hallow's End]] || Oct 18th - Oct 31st<ref name="holidays2011"/><ref>Was Oct 18th - Nov 1st before 2011</ref> || {{wplink|Halloween|Halloween}} ||
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| [[Day of the Dead]] || Nov 1st - Nov 2nd<ref name="holidays2011"/> || {{Wplink|Day of the Dead}} ||
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| [[Day of the Dead]] || Nov 1st - Nov 2nd<ref name="holidays2011"/> || {{Wplink|Day of the Dead}} ||
 
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|| [[Pilgrim's Bounty]] ||Nov 20th - Nov 26th<ref name="holidays2011"/><ref>Was Nov 22nd - Nov 28th before 2011</ref> || {{wplink|Thanksgiving}} ||
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| [[Pilgrim's Bounty]] ||Nov 20th - Nov 26th<ref name="holidays2011"/><ref>Was Nov 22nd - Nov 28th before 2011</ref> || {{wplink|Thanksgiving}} ||
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| [[Feast of Winter Veil]] || Dec 15th - Jan 2nd<ref name="holidays2011"/> || {{wplink|Christmas}} ||
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| [[Feast of Winter Veil]] || Dec 15th - Jan 2nd<ref name="holidays2011"/> || {{wplink|Christmas}} ||
 
|}
 
|}
   
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|-align="center"
 
|-align="center"
 
|colspan="4"| '''[[Feast of Winter Veil]]'''
 
|colspan="4"| '''[[Feast of Winter Veil]]'''
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|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|common|Recipe: Gingerbread Cookie}} ||- rowspan="4"| sold by<br />{{NPC|Neutral|Penney Copperpinch}}<br />{{NPC|Neutral|Wulmort Jinglepocket}}||- align="center"| {{cost|||25}} ||
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| {{loot|common|Recipe: Gingerbread Cookie}} ||- rowspan="4"| sold by<br />{{NPC|Neutral|Penney Copperpinch}}<br />{{NPC|Neutral|Wulmort Jinglepocket}}||- align="center"| {{cost|||25}} ||
 
|-
 
|-
|| {{loot|common|Recipe: Egg Nog}} ||- align="center"| {{cost||2|40}} ||
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| {{loot|common|Recipe: Egg Nog}} ||- align="center"| {{cost||2|40}} ||
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|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|common|Recipe: Hot Apple Cider}} <sup>1</sup> <sup>2</sup> ||- align="center"| {{cost|1||}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|common|Recipe: Hot Apple Cider}} <sup>1</sup> <sup>2</sup>
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|- align="center"| {{cost|1||}}
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|- align="center"| x
 
|-
 
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|| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Winter Boots}} <sup>1</sup> <sup>2</sup> ||- align="center"| {{cost||50|}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Winter Boots}} <sup>1</sup> <sup>2</sup>
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|- align="center"| {{cost||50|}}
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|- align="center"| x
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Red Winter Clothes}} <sup>1</sup> || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Wulmort Jinglepocket}} ||- align="center"| {{cost||50|}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Red Winter Clothes}} <sup>1</sup> || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Wulmort Jinglepocket}} ||- align="center"| {{cost||50|}} ||- align="center"| x
 
|-
 
|-
|| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Green Winter Clothes}} <sup>2</sup> || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Penney Copperpinch}} ||- align="center"| {{cost||50|}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Green Winter Clothes}} <sup>2</sup> || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Penney Copperpinch}} ||- align="center"| {{cost||50|}} ||- align="center"| x
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Plans: Edge of Winter}} ||- rowspan="6"| one randomly from {{loot|common|Smokywood Pastures Special Gift}}<br />quest reward for<br />{{questlong|Alliance|35|A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You! (Alliance)|A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!}}<br />or<br />{{questlong|Horde|35|A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You! (Horde)|A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!}}<br /><br />commonly sold on AH || ||
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| {{loot|uncommon|Plans: Edge of Winter}} ||- rowspan="6"| one randomly from {{loot|common|Smokywood Pastures Special Gift}}<br />quest reward for<br />{{questlong|Alliance|35|A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You! (Alliance)|A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!}}<br />or<br />{{questlong|Horde|35|A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You! (Horde)|A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!}}<br /><br />commonly sold on AH || ||
 
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|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Snowmaster 9000}} || ||
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Snowmaster 9000}} || ||
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Formula: Enchant Weapon - Winter's Might}} || ||
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| {{loot|uncommon|Formula: Enchant Weapon - Winter's Might}} || ||
 
|-
 
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|| {{loot|common|Recipe: Elixir of Frost Power}} || ||
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| {{loot|common|Recipe: Elixir of Frost Power}} || ||
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Gloves of the Greatfather}} || ||
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| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Gloves of the Greatfather}} || ||
 
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|-
|| {{loot|common|Pattern: Green Holiday Shirt}} || ||
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| {{loot|common|Pattern: Green Holiday Shirt}} || ||
 
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|-align="center"
 
|colspan="4" | '''[[Lunar Festival]]'''
 
|colspan="4" | '''[[Lunar Festival]]'''
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|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Small Blue Rocket}} ||- rowspan="3"| from {{loot|common|Small Rocket Recipes}}<br />sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- rowspan="3" align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Small Blue Rocket}}
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|- rowspan="3"| from {{loot|common|Small Rocket Recipes}}<br />sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}}
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|- rowspan="3" align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}}
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|- align="center"| x
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Small Green Rocket}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Small Green Rocket}}
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|- align="center"| x
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Small Red Rocket}} ||- align="center"| x
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|-
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Small Red Rocket}}
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|- align="center"| x
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Blue Rocket}} ||- rowspan="3"| from {{loot|common|Large Rocket Recipes}}<br />sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- rowspan="3" align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Blue Rocket}}
|-
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|- rowspan="3"| from {{loot|common|Large Rocket Recipes}}<br />sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}}
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Green Rocket}} ||- align="center"| x
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|- rowspan="3" align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}}
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|- align="center"| x
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|-
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Green Rocket}}
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|- align="center"| x
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Red Rocket}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Red Rocket}}
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|- align="center"| x
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Blue Rocket Cluster}} ||- rowspan="3"| from {{loot|common|Cluster Rocket Recipes}}<br />sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- rowspan="3" align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
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|-
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Blue Rocket Cluster}}
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|- rowspan="3"| from {{loot|common|Cluster Rocket Recipes}}<br />sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}}
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|- rowspan="3" align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}}
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|- align="center"| x
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Green Rocket Cluster}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Green Rocket Cluster}}
|-
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|- align="center"| x
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Red Rocket Cluster}} ||- align="center"| x
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|-
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Red Rocket Cluster}}
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|- align="center"| x
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Blue Rocket Cluster}} ||- rowspan="3"| from {{loot|common|Large Cluster Rocket Recipes}}<br />sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- rowspan="3" align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Blue Rocket Cluster}}
|-
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|- rowspan="3"| from {{loot|common|Large Cluster Rocket Recipes}}<br />sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}}
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Green Rocket Cluster}} ||- align="center"| x
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|- rowspan="3" align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}}
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|- align="center"| x
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|-
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Green Rocket Cluster}}
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|- align="center"| x
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Red Rocket Cluster}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Large Red Rocket Cluster}}
|-
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|- align="center"| x
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Firework Launcher}} || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
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|-
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Firework Launcher}} || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Cluster Launcher}} || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Schematic: Cluster Launcher}} || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
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|| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Festival Dress}} || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Festival Dress}} || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
 
|- class="alt"
 
|- class="alt"
|| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Festival Suit}} || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|uncommon|Pattern: Festival Suit}} || sold by {{NPC|Neutral|Fariel Starsong}} ||- align="center"| {{costitem|5|Coin of Ancestry}} ||- align="center"| x
 
|-align="center"
 
|-align="center"
 
|colspan="4"| '''[[Midsummer Fire Festival]]'''
 
|colspan="4"| '''[[Midsummer Fire Festival]]'''
|-
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|| {{loot|rare|Formula: Enchant Weapon - Deathfrost}} || dropped by {{mob|Ahune}} || ||- align="center"| x
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| {{loot|rare|Formula: Enchant Weapon - Deathfrost}} || dropped by {{mob|Ahune}} || ||- align="center"| x
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! Recipe !! Source !! !! BoP
 
! Recipe !! Source !! !! BoP
 
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* [[End of beta event]]
 
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* [[Holiday]]
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* [[Scripted event]]
 
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* [[Server event]]
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
;Official info
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{{elink|type=bnetwowus|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/events/|desc=Game Guide &gt; In-game Events}}
{{elink|type=bnetwowus|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3662420/Happy_Holidays-10_6_2011|desc=Happy Holidays|bydate=by [[Kaivax]], Oct 6, 2011 9:00 AM PDT}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/game/events/|desc=Game Guide &gt; In-game Events}}
{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3075983/Happy_Holidays-06_10_2011|desc=Happy Holidays|bydate=by [[Blizzard Entertainment]], 06 Oct 2011 16:00 UTC}}
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{{elink|type=wowdb|link=http://www.wowdb.com/world-events|desc=World Events}}
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;Pet-related
 
;Pet-related
 
{{elink|icon=WarcraftPets|site=WarcraftPets.com|link=http://warcraftpets.com/guides/pets/events.asp|desc=Minipet Events Calendar|bydate=by [http://warcraftpets.com/account/profile.asp?user=breanni Breanni]}}
 
{{elink|icon=WarcraftPets|site=WarcraftPets.com|link=http://warcraftpets.com/guides/pets/events.asp|desc=Minipet Events Calendar|bydate=by [http://warcraftpets.com/account/profile.asp?user=breanni Breanni]}}
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;News
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{{elink|type=wowheadnews|link=http://www.wowhead.com/news=217063/5-4-ptr-new-rare-spawns-and-events|desc=5.4 PTR: New Rare Spawns and Events|bydate=by [http://www.wowhead.com/news&user=perculia perculia] 2013/07/23 11:15 AM}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/8219863/In-game_Events_page_is_now_live-24_05_2013|desc=In-game Events page is now live!|bydate=by [[Blizzard Entertainment]], 24 May 2013 10:34 BST}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwowus|link=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3662420/Happy_Holidays-10_6_2011|desc=Happy Holidays|bydate=by [[Kaivax]], Oct 6, 2011 9:00 AM PDT}}
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{{elink|type=bnetwoweu|link=http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/blog/3075983/Happy_Holidays-06_10_2011|desc=Happy Holidays|bydate=by [[Blizzard Entertainment]], 06 Oct 2011 16:00 UTC}}
   
 
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Latest revision as of 23:50, February 8, 2014

"Event" can also refer to the Event API in WoW AddOn development. See Event API for more details.

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 WoW Icon 16x16 environment changes accompanying events include:

In World of Warcraft Edit

WoW Icon 16x16 This section concerns content exclusive to World of Warcraft.

The Battle.net official site has a basic overview of recurring in-game events. It mostly links to past blog entries concerning each event, but gives pretty up-to-date info.

History Edit

Before the dreaded Battle.net merge of the old community sites, there used to be a nice web-based calendar showing upcoming and past in-game events, but it the calendar is no longer accessible on the new Official sites. They can still be seen on the in-game calendar.

Patch 5.1 change Edit

Mists-Logo-Small This section concerns content exclusive to Mists of Pandaria.
Blizz
#1 - Patch 5.1: Realm Event Time Changes | 2012-11-28 04:10 | Zarhym
With Patch 5.1: Landfall we’ve reactivated the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza. To accomplish this we reevaluated the way time-based events work in World of Warcraft. The time zone designation for a realm doesn’t always correlate with its real-world location, and that designation has traditionally directed a player to choose a realm that shares their local time. With cross-realm features like zone coalescing (CRZ) and Raid/Dungeon Finder, linking event reset or lockout times to realm times has caused a lot of confusion, such as zones flipping between day and night upon zoning, and created substantial issues with limited-time events, such as Azeroth’s fishing tournaments.

North American Daily Event Times

In Patch 5.1 we’ve moved most time-based events on North American realms to standardized, region-wide times. Below are the updated event times for all North American realms, regardless of your realm’s local time (excluding Oceanic realms).

Times displayed in North American Pacific Standard Time (GMT -8 hours)

Sunrise
5:30 a.m. PST*
Sunset
6:30 p.m. PST*
Daily quests reset
3:00 a.m. PST
Profession cooldowns and farm reset
3:00 a.m. PST
Dungeon & raid lockouts reset
Unchanged (times still shared between NA and Oceanic realms)
Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza begins
2 p.m. PST every Sunday
Battleground holidays
12:00 a.m. every Friday - 12:00 a.m. every Tuesday PST
Darkmoon Faire begins
12:00 a.m. PST first Sunday of every month

Oceanic Daily Event Times

Note that, due to the extreme time zone difference, Oceanic realms have a separate standardized time, and Oceanic realms aren’t coalesced with non-Oceanic realms for cross-realm zones. Oceanic realms are, however, still a part of the North American matchmaking pool for Scenarios, Dungeon Finder, Raid Finder, Battlegrounds, and Arenas, in order to ensure that the matchmaking system is able to draw from a healthy population of players at any given hour. Because of this, raid/dungeon lockouts will continue to reset at the same time for North American and Oceanic realms (i.e. reset times will still vary depending on your local time).

Times displayed as Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10 hours)

Sunrise
5:30 a.m. EST*
Sunset
6:30 p.m. EST*
Daily quests reset
3:00 a.m. EST
Profession cooldowns and farm reset
3:00 a.m. EST
Dungeon & raid lockouts reset
Unchanged (times still shared between NA and Oceanic realms)
Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza begins
2 p.m. EST
Battleground holidays
12:00 a.m. every Friday - 12:00 a.m. every Tuesday EST
Darkmoon Faire begins
12:00 a.m. EST first Sunday of every month
* Day/night changeovers are not currently set to the times listed above and will be updated in a hotfix as soon as possible.

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Ongoing Events Edit

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 Edit

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 7th - Feb 20th 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: Belgium and the Netherlands)
Midsummer Fire Festival June 21st - July 5th Midsummer
Canada Day - CAN
Independence Day - US
US observed! Fire in the Sky Engineers' Explosive Extravaganza
Pirates' Day Sept 19th International Talk Like a Pirate Day First observed Sept 19th, 2008.
Peon Day Sept 30th EU Closed Beta began: September 30, 2004 Observed only in Europe[2][3]
Brewfest Sept 20th - Oct 4th Oktoberfest - Germany
Harvest Festival Sept 27th - Oct 4th 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
Hallow's End Oct 18th - Oct 31st[1][4] Halloween
Day of the Dead Nov 1st - Nov 2nd[1] Day of the Dead
Pilgrim's Bounty Nov 20th - Nov 26th[1][5] Thanksgiving
Feast of Winter Veil Dec 15th - Jan 2nd[1] Christmas

World Events Edit

A number of one-time-only World Events have occurred throughout the game's history. Most of these events have either directly resulted in changes to the game world or were pre-cursors to expansion packs.

  • Gates of Ahn'Qiraj - Introduced in Patch 1.9.0, this two-part world event occurred once per server (until [[Patch 3.2.0) resulted in the opening of Ahn'Qiraj. It was comprised of a quest chain completed by a single player to obtain the Scepter of the Shifting Sands to open the gates themselves, as well as a server-wide war effort to gather materials for the Horde and Alliance to battle the insectoid menace that issued forth from the opened gates.
  • The Scourge Invasion - Originally introduced in Patch 1.11, this world event involved an invasion of Scourge forces across the world to coincide with the release of the Naxxramas raid instance.
  • Elemental Invasions - Starting with Patch 1.4, this world event involved the appearance of groups of various types of elementals reportedly throughout Azeroth (although mostly just Kalimdor: Silithus, Un'goro Crater, Azshara, and Winterspring).
  • Zombie Infestation‎ - Introduced in Patch 3.0.2, this world event was a precursor to the Wrath of the Lich King expansion and featured plagued crates that would transform players into zombies with the ability to pass the zombie plague onto others. It was followed by a repeat of the Scourge Invasion world event from Patch 1.11.0.

Exclusive recipes Edit

Recipe Source BoP
Feast of Winter Veil
[Recipe: Gingerbread Cookie] sold by
Neutral 15 Penney Copperpinch
Neutral 15 Wulmort Jinglepocket
25Copper
[Recipe: Egg Nog] 2Silver 40Copper
[Recipe: Hot Apple Cider] 1 2
[Pattern: Winter Boots] 1 2
[Pattern: Red Winter Clothes] 1 sold by Neutral 15 Wulmort Jinglepocket 50Silver x
[Pattern: Green Winter Clothes] 2 sold by Neutral 15 Penney Copperpinch 50Silver x
[Plans: Edge of Winter] one randomly from [Smokywood Pastures Special Gift]
quest reward for
Official alliance mini-icon [35] A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!
or
Official horde mini-icon [35] A Smokywood Pastures' Thank You!

commonly sold on AH
[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
[Schematic: Small Blue Rocket]
[Schematic: Small Green Rocket]
[Schematic: Small Red Rocket]
[Schematic: Large Blue Rocket]
[Schematic: Large Green Rocket]
[Schematic: Large Red Rocket]
[Schematic: Blue Rocket Cluster]
[Schematic: Green Rocket Cluster]
[Schematic: Red Rocket Cluster]
[Schematic: Large Blue Rocket Cluster]
[Schematic: Large Green Rocket Cluster]
[Schematic: Large Red Rocket Cluster]
[Schematic: Firework Launcher] sold by Neutral 15 Fariel Starsong 5 Inv misc elvencoins x
[Schematic: Cluster Launcher] sold by Neutral 15 Fariel Starsong 5 Inv misc elvencoins x
[Pattern: Festival Dress] sold by Neutral 15 Fariel Starsong 5 Inv misc elvencoins x
[Pattern: Festival Suit] sold by Neutral 15 Fariel Starsong 5 Inv misc elvencoins x
Midsummer Fire Festival
[Formula: Enchant Weapon - Deathfrost] dropped by Combat 15 Ahune x
Recipe Source BoP

1 also mailed to Official alliance mini-icon Alliance players able to learn it

2 also mailed to Official horde mini-icon Horde players able to learn it

Other Events Edit

References Edit

  1. ^
  2. ^ Peon Day! by Daliniya, 28/09/2005 at the old EU official site
  3. ^ Europeans celebrate Peon Day! -- Sprawl 29 Sep, 2005 at WoWVault
  4. ^ Was Oct 18th - Nov 1st before 2011
  5. ^ Was Nov 22nd - Nov 28th before 2011

See also Edit

External links Edit

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