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Martian Festival by fokkusu1991 Martian Festival by fokkusu1991
A Martian girl prepares for the yearly lantern festival, which starts at sundown (it is sundown now, and Mars's two moons are rising). The outfits worn at the festival almost always have a landscape printed on them. This girl's outfit shows a Martian sunset/sunrise and the two moons. The celebration itself is centered around the idea that darkness will pass and light will prevail; a general metaphor for good triumphing over evil and life and love surviving bodily death. The holiday takes place in the Martian summer, during the longest day of the year. The outdoor festival activities include special kinds of food, plays and shows, and vendors from afar with all sorts of goodies.

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TheRealMister86 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
It's weird. I see an alien species and the first thing that comes to mind is always "What do they use their antennae for?" :P
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fokkusu1991 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
In this species, the antennae with the brightly coloured hair works the same way as a skink's tail. If a predator grabs the hair or antennae, it can easily fall off and the Martian can get away. The antennae typically grows back in about thirty sols (Martian days are called sols and are about 24.5 hours).
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TheRealMister86 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
I believe that's a lizard tail, actually. Also, hooray for the Darian calendar. =D
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