Nonviolent physical contact with Wookiees is unpatriotic?
Wow, and here I was thinking that the Empire was pragmatically loosening up its anti-alien policies.
I guess we can't expect much more from a society that's cut off all contact with outsiders for centuries!
EDIT: Regardless, Life Day is a primitive tradition based on old myths. I say we just find some patriotic reason to celebrate and "borrow" Life Day traditions. Let's call it "Sith Day" and treat any disagreement about the celebration as a declaration of war by nonbelievers.