- Adding Valentine’s Day as a holiday in Stardew Valley would give players a chance to romance their desired character and boost their relationship progress before the Flower Dance in Spring.
- Celebrating Yoba Day in the summer would be a fun nod to the game’s religious lore while allowing players to participate in the festivities without focusing solely on the religious aspects.
- Including Thanksgiving as a holiday in Stardew Valley would provide an opportunity for villagers to share what they are thankful for, adding flavor and unique dialogue to the game during this time.
After fans of Stardew Valley saw that New Years was finally coming to the game in version 1.6, it begged the question of what other holidays should be added in future updates. There’s a lot of fun to be had in the game, but adding new stuff is always an exciting thrill as players try their best to experience all the new content at once. With New Years finally in Stardew Valley, one wonders what it would be like to have other holidays in the game as well.
There are tons of holidays to choose from, but there are a few that stand out from the rest. Stardew Valley holidays that are already in the game, such as the Egg Hunt sharing similarities to Easter traditions, can be fun. With New Years being added to Winter, here are three more holidays for the other seasons to balance out the scales of potential holiday additions for Stardew Valley.
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3 Potential Holidays for Stardew Valley Future Updates
With a game that features marriage and encourages finding a sweetheart to settle down with, it’s hard to imagine that there isn’t already Valentine’s Day in the game. While there are holidays that are barred by how many hearts players have with their loved one in the form of the Flower Dance in Stardew Valley, there aren’t holidays that flat out give players the chance to gift and romance a character.
While these are things players can do on their own throughout the year, a holiday that gives players a leg up in romancing their desired partner could be a big deal. If this was placed in Spring and gave players the chance to try and squeeze in some more hearts before the Flower Dance, that would be perfect. Of course, it shouldn’t be a free heart, and instead something that players who’ve already made progress with their desired Stardew Valley marriage candidate can use to their advantage.
Though not everyone in Stardew Valley is religious, there are those who would likely jump on the chance to celebrate Yoba. From journal entries in Stardew Valley‘s museum to dialogue from the residents, it’s clear that there is a solid religion built around Yoba, the Valley’s god. It would be entertaining to see those who don’t celebrate the holiday doing their own thing in the corner and give players the choice to tag along with them instead of focusing on the religious aspects of the holiday.
It would be fun for players to celebrate in the Summer to be a subtle nod towards the museum book about Yoba. It says that the world had grown in his hands after 11 days, and that after peeling the skin, Yoba saw the earth. This description seems reminiscent of a tomato, one of Summer’s crops. If this was included, it could be a fun easter egg in Stardew Valley for fans to enjoy.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that some fans may not have considered since it would be similar to Stardew Valley‘s Luau, but it wouldn’t be such a bad idea. It would get the town together to talk about things they’ve been thankful for this year. It would be fun to see different dialogue or random dialogues during this time to spice up what each villager was doing this year and add flavor. It could also be cute to let the player talk about things they did during the year, with a multiple choice option for their turn to give thanks during the feast.
- February 26, 2016
- RPG , Simulation
- Local Multiplayer , Online Multiplayer
- E for Everyone (Fantasy Violence, Mild Blood, Mild Language, Simulated Gambling, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco)
- How Long To Beat
- 53 Hours
- X|S Enhanced
- File Size Xbox Series
- 1 GB (November 2023)
- Split Screen Orientation
- Vertical or Horizontal
- Number of Players
- Steam Deck Compatibility
- Local Co-Op Support
- 1-4 Players