On the Subject of Calendars

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas... or is it Kwanzaa...? Day of the Dead?

  • In this module, you have a somewhat broken calendar with months you can scroll through using the arrows to the right of the calendar.
  • There will also be a skinny colored LED indicator at the top of the module that will be either red, green, blue, or yellow.
  • As you scroll through the calendar, you will notice either a single day circled with a red circle or a group of days bracketed off with red brackets.
  • Using your current local date*, the information on the module, and edgework, you must find the specific day in the specific month to then click in order to solve the module. Any clicks on an improper day will cause you to receive a strike.

Step 1:

First, use the LED color and your current local date* to find out which month your answer is in. Season boundaries are inclusive.

  • Spring: March 22nd – June 21st
  • Summer: June 22nd – September 21st
  • Autumn: September 22nd – December 21st
  • Winter: December 22nd – March 21st
Your Current SeasonSpringSummerAutumnWinter
Your Current Date*1–1011–2021–311–1011–2021–311–1011–2021–311–1011–2021–31
LED COLORGreenJanNovAugJunMarDecFebJulSepMayOctApr

*Current local date refers to the date that the bomb was activated on.

Step 2:

Next, use the rightmost*** number of the serial number and the holiday selected in red on the module to figure which day of your previously selected month is the answer. The red mark indicates a holiday somewhere in the world; if you are unsure of the holiday marked off, refer to the Appendix of Holidays on the next page. Some of the answers this table contain are formatted as such: #/#. If this is the case, use the first number if your selected month has that many days. Otherwise, use the second number.

Rightmost*** Number of the Serial #
Christmas Eve12211718244141020
Day of the Dead4162115276251329
Bastille Day221461181931/7232826
Golden Week82017162316122245
Australia Day19524329/1281830/41312
Republic Day1029/212241520527257
Earth Day23132530/341127152131/5
Day of German Unity427822101413281321
Cinco de Mayo29/3192715916191493
Veterans Day1472317531/12251711
Guy Fawkes Night261632629/71822251711
Saint Patrick’s Day22818132112310201
World Braille Day17241520130/9286714
April Fools’***12345678910

**If the holiday is Groundhog Day, click any day in the correct month 3 times. You will get two fake strike sounds, but then the module will be solved.

***If the holiday is April Fools’, use the leftmost number of the serial number in the table in step 2 instead of the rightmost.

Appendix of Holidays

  • April Fools’ is celebrated every year on April 1st by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools.
  • Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on January 26th, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships.
  • Bastille Day is the common name given in English-speaking countries/lands to the French National Day, which is celebrated on the 14th of July each year.
  • Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. It is celebrated on December 24th.
  • Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5th. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla.
  • The Day of German Unity is the national day of Germany, celebrated on October 3rd as a public holiday.
  • The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places. It is on October 31st.
  • Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
  • Epiphany, also Theophany or Three Kings’ Day, is a Christian feast day on January 6th, that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ.
  • Golden Week is a week from the 29th of April to the 6th of May containing a number of Japanese holidays.
  • Groundhog Day is a traditional holiday originating in the United States that is celebrated on February 2nd.
  • Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on November 5th, primarily in Great Britain.
  • Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and in other nations of the West African diaspora in the Americas. It goes from December 26th to January 1st.
  • Republic Day or Festa della Repubblica is the Italian National Day, which is celebrated on June 2nd each year.
  • Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17th, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
  • Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14th.
  • Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11th, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces.
  • World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4th, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille, and recognizes the contributions of Louis Braille in helping blind and visually impaired people to read and write.