Verraland-Sylvana

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Verraland-Sylvana
—  Province of Atovia  —
Flag of Verraland-Sylvana
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Coat of Arms of Verraland-Sylvana
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Country Flag of Atovia.svg Kingdom of Atovia
Established 27 June 2019
Government
 - Lord Protector Edward Daniels
Population (December 2019)
 - Total 3
  7 non-citizen residents
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Verraland-Sylvana is one of the provinces of the Kingdom of Atovia located in the state of New York. It is the combination of three former provinces, Verraland, Sylvana, and Tuskawanta. These three provinces were initially separate federal states of the Federated States of Transterra until the merger of Transterra into Atovia on 23 April 2019. Initially these were three distinct provinces within the kingdom with their own governments. Verraland and Sylvana were then merged together into the province of Verraland-Sylvana on 27 June 2019. Later, on 16 December 2019, Tuskawanta was dissolved as a distinct province and the land was ceded to Verraland-Sylvana.

Etymology

Verraland is named after Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian explorer in North America who discovered New York Harbor in 1524. Sylvana is named after the Roman god Silvanus, who is the god of the woodlands and forest.

History

Following the assimilation of Transterra into Atovia on 23 April 2019, the relevant treaty contained a provision which reclassified the federal states of Transterra as provinces of Atovia. With regard to the limited citizenship and common ownership of the land of Verraland and Sylvana, the provinces of Verraland and Sylvana were merged together and have been governed as one since 27 June 2019. On 16 December 2019, the province of Tuskawanta was dissolved as a province and the land was ceded to Verraland-Sylvana. This was due to the limited number of citizens.

Government

Currently Verraland-Sylvana is divided into [] cantons. Each canton is governed by a Canton Executive who is responsible for the canton and its affairs.

Cantons of Verraland-Sylvana
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Culture

Federal and public holidays

Date Name Type Notes
January 1 New Year's Day Public holiday The first day of the Gregorian calendar
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Public holiday Feast day for St. Patrick and celebrating Irish heritage
Date varies Easter Sunday Public holiday Celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
April 23 Transtovia Day Federal holiday To commemorate the Transterra-Atovia merge
May 5 Foundation Day Federal holiday Foundation of the Kingdom of Atovia
June 27 Admission Day Public holiday To commemorate V-S's admission into the Kingdom of Atovia
July 4 Independence Day (U.S.) Public holiday Celebrating the United States independence from Great Britain
September 12 Neil Peart Day Public holiday Birthday of Neil Peart, a cultural icon in V-S
Date varies Columbus Day Public holiday Celebrating Christopher Columbus's voyage to the New World
Date varies Thanksgiving Public holiday Giving thanks and spending time with family; feasting
December 25 Christmas Public holiday Celebrating the birth of Jesus; festivities