I really don't like the concept of a galaxy wide celebration of 'Life Day' in the Star Wars Universe. I think it's for a number of reasons: The main one being that it comes across as rather vague what the celebration is actually about. A celebration of life? All life on Kashyyyk? Just a general celebration of life? Christmas, (Thanksgiving) and Easter may all be now grossly over-commercialised, but they do have very real specific reasons for celebration, particuarly if you're Christian. Of course Christmas was once an important feast for Ancient Rome, but was taken by the Christians of that time and turned into Christian festival; now celebrating the birth of Christ. Even Father Christmas stems from the legends of St Nicholas- thus the tradition of giving gifts was born. Life day appears to have always been vague, broadly based in meaning and have no origin, either in itself or for its traditions- which is bothering because all celebrations/holidays around the world stem from some sort of source, be it Chinese New Year or Passover. It should be noted, however, that this lack of origin could be fixed with a well written piece of star wars literature. The spread of these celebrations, particularly Christmas, was widely influenced by the spread of the gospel, particularly across to America and the firmly held religious beliefs of the Regency and Victorian era in the UK where it was considered almost a crime not to attend your local church, plus Christmas was the only holiday you got off of work by law. And of course, people who weren't Christians wanted in on the Christmas spirit too. Shops realised they had a market for certain products at that time of the year and ran with it, establishing it as important financially (this is a very vague summary of the spread of Christmas). Life day appears to have nothing that would make it of particular appeal in general outside the Wookiee world (like a Jewish festival- you don't get secular people celebrating it because the meaning is lost and there becomes no point). Although I can see how the tradition spread beyond Kashyyyk with the enslavement of the wookiees, I don't really see it being picked up by outsiders. Summary of Arguments: Life day is vague (as it appears in cannon) Life day has no legends/origin associated with it (as far as we know). Life day would appear to have no wider-galaxy appeal. Obviously I'm giving critical analysis of something that was never meant to be critically analysed. But I do think Life Day in its current form would have never have become a galaxy-wide tradition. Outside of cannon it comes across as a very lose excuse for a holiday in the SW Universe. If Star Wars literature wants to continue using it, I think it requires an overhaul, or a replacement. I like the idea in a general sense, but even as just a wookiee tradition, it needs an appealing origin and legends, plus a more specific meaning associated with it before I could see any culture celebrating it. Thoughts/Comments/Discussion etc. welcome.