Lunar Festival World Event Guide (January 24 – February 7)
The Lunar Festival World Event is a Chinese New Year-inspired holiday in World of Warcraft. It is themed around the honoring of the Elders, lighting lanterns and shooting fireworks.
Every year the druids of Moonglade hold a celebration of their city’s great triumph over an ancient evil. During the Lunar Festival, citizens of Azeroth have the opportunity to honor their elders by celebrating their sage wisdom, sharing in magnificent feasts…and of course, lighting fireworks.
The celebration has begun in Moonglade, and your Lunar Festival Invitation is waiting. Join in the fun by dressing up in your Lunar Festival finery, launching fireworks, and paying homage to the Elders throughout Azeroth.
When: January 24 - February 7
Where: Moonglade, with camps in Ironforge, Stormwind, Darnassus, Thunder Bluff, Orgrimmar, and the Undercity*
Currency: Coin of Ancestry
Lunar Festival 2020 Holiday Updates
Embark on an adventure around Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms to complete the Rite of the Moon and help an old druid bless her Staff of Moonflowers. In return, she will enchant your flower crowns so they never die, and you can transmogrify them year-round!
A new quest Lunar Preservation is available from Myrael Lunarbloom in Nighthaven. If you have the flower crowns and complete this quest, then you can take new quests from her to unlock the transmog all year round!
Lunar Festival Event Overview
To get Coins of Ancestry you will have to honor Elders across Azeroth. To do that, we recommend using Candy Buckets, an addon which adds waypoints on your map for every Elder that you haven't honored yet.
- Lunar Lantern - Purchased for 50 Coins of Ancestry
- Festival Lantern - Purchased for 50 Coins of Ancestry
- Elune's Lantern - Reward from the event quest Elune's Blessing
- Lunar Elder's Hearthstone - Purchased for 30 Coins of Ancestry
- Everlasting Horde Firework & Everlasting Alliance Firework - Purchased for 25 Coins of Ancestry
Note: Buying one faction's firework will add both versions to the toybox. No need to buy both of them.
- Red Dragon Head Costume, Red Dragon Body Costume & Red Dragon Tail Costume - Purchased for 60 Coins of Ancestry
- Green Dragon Head Costume, Green Dragon Body Costume & Green Dragon Tail Costume - Purchased for 60 Coins of Ancestry
- Blue Dragon Head Costume, Blue Dragon Body Costume & Blue Dragon Tail Costume - Purchased for 60 Coins of Ancestry
- Crown of Good Fortune, Crown of Dark Blossoms, Crown of Prosperity & Crown of Courage
Note: If you have these flower crowns and complete the quest Lunar Preservation from Myrael Lunarbloom, then you can take new quests from her to unlock the transmog all year round!
- Festive Green Dress, Festive Pink Dress & Festive Purple Dress - Purchased for 5 Coins of Ancestry each
- Festive Black Pant Suit, Festive Blue Pant Suit & Festive Teal Pant Suit - Purchased for 5 Coins of Ancestry each
Patterns, Schematics & Recipes
The following patterns, schematics and recipes cost 5 Coins of Ancestry:
- Patterns: Pattern: Festival Dress & Pattern: Festival Suit
- Schematics: Schematic: Cluster Launcher, Schematic: Firework Launcher, Schematic: Alliance Firework, Schematic: Horde Firework & Schematic: Snake Firework
- Recipes: Cluster Rocket Recipes, Large Cluster Rocket Recipes, Small Rocket Recipes & Large Rocket Recipes
- Ancient Heirloom Armor Casing - Purchased for 40 Coins of Ancestry
- Timeworn Heirloom Armor Casing - Purchased for 75 Coins of Ancestry
- Weathered Heirloom Armor Casing - Purchased for 75 Coins of Ancestry
- Battle-Hardened Heirloom Armor Casing - Purchased for 75 Coins of Ancestry
To Honor One's Elders is the meta achievement for the Lunar Festival. To complete it you will have to fly all over Azeroth honoring the Elders and collecting their Coins of Ancestry, getting in fancy dress and shooting fireworks.
- 50 Coins of Ancestry
- Elune's Blessing
- Lunar Festival Finery
- Frenzied Firecracker
- The Rocket's Red Glare
You will obtain 1 Coin of Ancestry for every Elder you visit. The section below covers the Elders and how to get to them.
You have to complete the quest Elune's Blessing in Moonglade by standing in the moonlight after defeating Omen, a raid boss that you can summon near the lake Elune'ara. The quest giver is Valadar Starsong.
Use 10 Festival Firecracker in 30 seconds. Drag them to the action bar for easier usage, since you can press the key and click to throw them faster, and track the achievement so you can see the timer.
Use 10 Red Rocket Cluster in 30 seconds. As with the previous one, the action bar (even if you don't need to target the floor this time) and tracking the achievement helps a lot. Make sure to stand near a firework launcher.
- Elders of Kalimdor
- Elders of Eastern Kingdoms
- Elders of the Dungeons
- Elders of Northrend
- Elders of Cataclysm
- Elders of the Horde
- Elders of the Alliance
To complete the achievements that require you to honor the Elders throughout Azeroth we recommend using Candy Buckets. This addon adds waypoints on your map for every Elder that you haven't honored yet.