Lunar Festival World Event Guide (February 3-17)

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.

Lunar Festival Event Overview

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

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: February 3-17
Where: Moonglade, with camps in Ironforge, Stormwind, Darnassus, Thunder Bluff, Orgrimmar, Dragon Isles zones, and the Undercity*
Currency: Coin of Ancestry

*Players who wish to travel to old Undercity will need to speak with Zidormi in Tirisfal Glades east of Lordaeron Keep, just outside of the burned scar near the road.

Coin of Ancestry Vendors

There are a handful of collectibles that you can purchase from Valadar Starsong and Fariel Starsong, the Coin of Ancestry collectors that can be found in Moonglade.

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Collecting Coins of Ancestry

To get Coins of Ancestry you will have to honor Elders across Azeroth. For this activity we recommend using Candy Buckets, an addon which adds waypoints on your map for every Elder that you haven't honored yet.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

The Lunar Festival is a time of celebration for the peoples of Azeroth. At the beginning of each year, elders of generations past manifest around the world to impart their wisdom upon all who listen. Should you encounter these venerable spirits in your travels and take the time to heed their words, they may even pass along tokens of their gratitude—Coins of Ancestry, the lessons of a past age in physical form. Gather enough Coins of Ancestry and the Cenarion Circle will open their stores of celebratory garb, fireworks, trinkets, and recipes!

The Cenarion Circle has good cause to celebrate, for the Lunar Festival marks the return of many Ancients that fell in battles past: Goldrinn, Malorne, Aviana, and Cenarius himself. But this celebration is darkened by the eternal torment of one of their own—Omen, a wolf Ancient blessed by the moon goddess Elune, has risen from the depths of Moonglade’s lake. Though Omen was once as noble and proud as any Ancient, he was driven mad by the Burning Legion’s tainted magics during the War of the Ancients. Omen’s immortality means that he is forever cursed to return in his maddened state at the advent of each new year—and this year, he has grown further in power. Heroes level 20 and above must make haste to ease this tormented Ancient’s suffering, in the hopes that perhaps next year he will return with a clearer mind.

Seasonal Boss: Omen Returns!

The great wolf Omen was once a hero of this world. An embodiment of strength and fortune, Omen fought beside the heroes of the War of the Ancients until he succumbed to demonic magics. Turning against his allies, he raged across Azeroth, leaving death and terror in his wake. Omen was finally defeated in Moonglade, and he now sleeps among the silt of Lake Elune'ara. But each year, at the beginning of the festival, he stirs...

Main Quest Line

The celebration begins with an introductory quest, The Lunar Festival. The Cenarion Circle has invited all denizens of Azeroth to take part in the celebration of the Lunar Festival. You can learn more about the event by meeting with the Lunar Festival Harbinger.

It wouldn’t be a celebration without fireworks. You’ll be asked to buy some Lunar Fireworks and Cluster Fireworks to launch and complete the quest Lunar Fireworks.

Once you’ve proven your pyrotechnic prowess, you’ll receive your Lunar Festival Invitation to travel to Moonglade and speak with Valadar Starsong in Nighthaven. With your invitation in hand, you’ll be able to travel quickly to Moonglade by standing within Greater Moonlight throughout the holiday.

Drakewatcher Manuscript

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Crown of Good Fortune
Crown of Everlasting Fortune

Crown of Dark Blossoms
Crown of Eternal Memorial

Crown of Prosperity
Crown of Infinite Prosperity

Crown of Courage
Crown of Boundless Courage

Patterns, Schematics & Recipes

The following patterns, schematics and recipes can be purchased for 5 Coins of Ancestry:

Heirloom Upgrades


To Honor One's Elders is the meta achievement for the Lunar Festival World Event. To complete this achievement, you will have to fly all over Azeroth to honor the Elders and collect Coins of Ancestry, dress in fancy clothes, and shoot fireworks.

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.

You can purchase the items required from 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.

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.