The Peldor Festival or Gratitude Festival was a Bajoran tradition. The festival involving the burning of renewal scrolls and greeting others with "Peldor Joi". (DS9 episodes: "The Nagus", "Fascination", "Rapture", "Tears of the Prophets", ST - New Worlds, New Civilizations short story: "The Glories of the Hebitians")

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Quark used the days leading up to the Gratitude Festival in the early 2370s to convince patrons in debt to him to paint his bar for free. (DS9 reference: Legends of the Ferengi)

In 2374, the Doctor EMH on the USS Voyager thought about celebrating the Bajoran Gratitude Festival. (VOY novelization: Day of Honor)

The Festival of 2375 included an event called Meditation for Peace which the Vedek Assembly recalled offworld Bajorans to participate in. (DS9 novel: Avatar, Book One)

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