Friday, February 12, 2009 (12:00 pm PST): Start of the event
Canthan New Year 2010 Finale
The finale began at midnight Pacific on Sunday, February 14, with the event recurring every 3 hours.
PST UTC\GMT 12:01 am 08:01 3:01 am 11:01 6:01 am 14:01 9:01 am 17:01 12:01 pm 20:01 3:01 pm 23:01 6:01 pm 02:01 9:01 pm 05:01 12:01 am 08:01
- Times given in italics were on Monday, February 15.
- Time Conversion Chart
The following are the available items from Canthan New Year 2010, with a brief description from the official Guild Wars website:
|Sugary Blue Drink: It's sweet and oh-so-handy when you need a quick boost of speed.|
|Champagne Popper: A brief but spectacular treat for the eyes and ears to ring in the New Year in style.|
|Bottle Rocket: Set off a single-shot firework high overhead — please aim away from any and all faces.|
|Sparkler: Light this up to create a cloud of sparks over your head—please stand clear of any and all flammable objects.|
|Red Bean Cake: These sweet treats put some pep in your step.|
|Bottle of Rice Wine: The traditional festival beverage, but make sure you never drink and quest.|
|Red Gift Bag: It's festive, it's red for New Year's, and you'll never know what's in it until you open it.|
|Lunar Fortune: Find out for sure how good or bad your luck will be in the coming year.|
|Lunar Token: Collect these tokens throughout the festival and trade them in for prizes.|
|Crate of Fireworks: Open it inside your Guild Hall and move a safe distance away!|
|Celestial Summoning Stone: Satisfy the Celestial Tiger's appetite and you'll receive this special reward at the end of the festival.|
Shing Jea Monastery:
- Coordinator Tahyaa:
- Johai Sohn: The Knights Who Say Nian
- Hai Len: Hopeless Romantic
For a listing, see: Category:Canthan New Year NPCs.
The Celestial Feast
The Celestial Feast will begin when the Celestial Tiger arrives at Shing Jea Monastery. At the start of the festival an announcement is made and an 8-minute countdown timer starts. The chefs will begin requesting required items. As items are provided, the chefs stop requesting them. At the 10 minute mark, or as soon as all 5 dishes were prepared, all characters present in the district receive a Lion Mask and number of Red Gift Bags, the latter based on the number of dishes successfully completed (see table below). If all dishes are completed, players also receive 5 Crates of Fireworks. If no dishes are completed, the Celestial Animal will be unsatisfied and become angry. After the feast there is a fireworks display. Note that any character lacking the room for the items will have them dropped on the ground at their feet, assigned to their character. After 10 minutes, the assignment releases, so that anyone can pick them up, so it is a good idea to have room for at least 3 items (2 if you don't care about the Lion Mask) prior to the end of the event.
To create dishes to please the great celestial, the Imperial Chefs will be looking for these ingredients:
- Imperial Chef Yan (Appetizer)
- Imperial Chef Reun (Salad)
- Imperial Chef Jiong (Soup)
- Imperial Chef Chen (Main Course)
- Imperial Chef Tian (Dessert)
NOTE: You will receive 1 Lunar Token for each ingredient that you give to a chef when they ask for it. You can repeatedly give the same ingredient for additional Lunar Tokens until the chef asks for the next ingredient. Once a chef moves on to the next ingredient you can no longer give the previous ingredient. Likewise you can not give an ingredient that has not yet been requested. To complete all 5 dishes, all ingredients above must have been be provided. However, it is not necessary that all ingredients come from one person; different ingredients can be provided by different people.
All characters in the district will receive the following rewards based on how many dishes were completed. Characters will receive a bonus reward of 5 Crates of Fireworks if all 5 dishes are completed.
|Red Gift Bags|| Celestial|
|April Fools' Day||2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010|
|Birthday Celebrations||2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010|
|Canthan New Year||2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010|
|Dragon Festival||2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010|
|Halloween||2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010|
|Wintersday||2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009|
|Recurring||Easter • Lucky weekend • Special Treats Weekend • Talk Like a Pirate Day|
|One-time||Day of the Tengu • Farewell to Gaile|