During the end of a devastating civil war, the Federation was united once more but it was on a terrible shape. Hostile empires has seize much of Federation territory during the civil war, and a death blow to the Federation was inevitable. However a small world was on its way to achieve their nefarious agenda, a small world that would later turn the tides of the war. The Battle of the Seven Races was the first battle of its kind that sought Raptors and other alien races to fight shoulder to shoulder against a common enemy. For seven days, their world was bombarded and waves after waves of foes tried to gain a foothold, but with such unity from a united resistance force, by the seventh day reinforcements finally arrive and push the enemies away. Such historical battle would later prompt the Federation to integrate non-raptor races into their ranks, giving them the edge to ultimately defeat their enemies. This battle would then turn into a Federation holiday in which it would begin in the first week of the last month in the Federation calendar, known as Unity Week. Unity week emphasizes unity between all races and a time to celebrate their diversity. Joyous events occur during the week, like games and music. Gifts are also a fundamental part of this holiday, taking its origin from civilians giving their rations to soldiers in the front lines. Huge parades are also displayed in all colonial worlds, and parties too occur. All in all, this holiday is a reminder that by been united, they are truly strong.
Sounds like quite the holiday. Kind of reminds me how during the American Revolution, and the Battle of Trenton.
I guess even the federation have their own version of Christmas.