Followers of Lathander celebrated the holiday by dressing in bright red and other sunrise hues and by keeping one eye covered until the next dawn. People sympathetic to the practice had the custom to wink at celebrants with whom they established eye contact. This practice often resulted in lasting friendships.
The holiday was established by followers of Lathander in the city. The event honored Lathander's first prophet Rhyester, who had his sight restored by the light of dawn on Ches 1, 717 DR, and built a temple to honor Lathander that same year. Despite the fact that the miracle occurred in the vicinity of Silverymoon, Waterdeep was home to numerous followers of Lathander, as well as a larger temple dedicated to him.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 184. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 slade (April 1996). The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (Cities and Civilization). (TSR, Inc), p. 48. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Adventurer's Guide to the City”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
- ↑ Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 176–177. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.