Even the most dour dwarf or happy hobbit must take a break now and then from questing for a time of merriment, games and celebration. After all, we're pretty sure that the Enemy is a big killjoy, so what better way to spit in his eye than celebrate the life and beauty of the season with LotRO's Spring Festival?

Starting today, LotRO players can hop around to this expanded festival, which includes group dancing, a mysterious hedge maze, shrew stomping, food, drink and more! There's a lot of great rewards for the dedicated party-goer, including the opportunity to grab a fish and slap a friend.

Hit the jump for help in navigating this festival, as well as brand-new pictures of the event!
The first thing to know about the Spring Festival is that it takes place across many zones, and as such, it might be confusing to figure out where to go to start and what you need to do to cover it all. So to assist you in getting a handle on all of this excessive partying, here are a few guides to help you get the most out of this holiday:

Turbine also sent us six new screenshots of this holiday, including the sinister shrews, which you can view in the gallery below.

This article was originally published on Massively.