Winternight is a holiday marking the last day of winter. While the weather is still frequently cold, it is heavily anticipated due to the Bel Tine celebrations that take place the following day. Winternight is a time for visiting friends and family and exchanging gifts.
The Winternight attackEdit
In 998 NE, Winternight held special and tragic significance for the village of Emond's Field in the Two Rivers, when Trollocs and at least one Myrddraal attacked, searching for the youth that would become the Dragon Reborn. Their attack failed due both to the customs of Winternight in the Two River's area, and to the fortuitous presence of an Aes Sedai, Moiraine Damodred, and her Warder, Lan Mandragoran. The pair had come to the Two Rivers region in search of the same young man, and following the attack took several young residents of the village away for their own protection, although many villagers, fearing the Aes Sedai of their stories and legends, were suspicious of their true motives.