Star Festival

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This article is about the event in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. For the level in the Grand Finale Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy, see The Star Festival.
Not to be confused with Star Carnival.
Castle Gardens
Mario and the Toads celebrating the Star Festival
“Shimmering stardust falls on the Mushroom Kingdom once a century. That time had come again...”
Narrator, Super Mario Galaxy 2

The Star Festival is an event in the Mushroom Kingdom that celebrates a special comet that passes through the skies once every 100 years and releases Star Bits. The Toads of the Mushroom Kingdom gather in the Castle Gardens outside Peach's Castle to collect these Star Bits and combine them to form a powerful Grand Star, which is then brought to the castle. During this festival, Princess Peach stumbles upon Baby Luma.

At the beginning of Super Mario Galaxy, Mario is invited by a letter to the Star Festival by Princess Peach, who wants to give Baby Luma as a special gift. Bowser then appears and attacks with a fleet of airships, eventually abducting Peach's Castle with Peach inside.

After Bowser is beaten and Mario and Luigi have each collected all 120 Power Stars, the Grand Finale Galaxy is unlocked, where The Star Festival occurs again, due to the universe being recreated.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, the Star Festival occurs again. Once again, it is interrupted by Bowser, who has used the Power Stars to become a giant.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 星くず祭
Hoshi-kuzu Matsuri
Stardust Festival
Chinese (Simplified) 星屑祭典 (Super Mario Galaxy)
Xīngxiè Jìdiǎn
星尘祭 (Super Mario 3D All-Stars)
Xīngchén Jì
Star Bit Festival
Chinese (Traditional) 星塵節 (Super Mario Galaxy 2)
Xīngchén Jié
星塵祭[1] (Super Mario 3D All-Stars)
Xīngchén Jì
Star Bit Festival
French Festival des Étoiles Stars Festival
German Sternenstaubfest Stardust Festival (Star Bits are occasionally referred to as stardust in German)
Italian Festival delle Stelle Festival of the Stars
Russian Фестиваль Звездной пыли[citation needed]
Festival' Zvyozdnoy pyli
Stardust festival
Spanish Festival de las Estrellas Stars Festival