Barrayaran Recreational Activities covers games, music, dance, and other non-essential enjoyments in Barrayaran living.

Music and DanceEdit

  • Musical performances at Vorbarr Sultana Company Hall.[1][2]
  • Barrayarans were fond of marches.[3]
  • See Barrayaran dances for types of dances.
  • There were folk songs.[4]


Hobbies and MiscellanyEdit

  • Some Barrayarans collected banners of all the provinces.[13]
  • Hunting was a Vorish activity.[14]
  • Fishing, boating, hiking, and camping were known recreations around Vorkosigan Surleau. (various)
  • Caving in the Dendarii Mountains.[15]
  • Hand-to-hand martial arts were referred to as "judo".[16][17]
  • Horse-back riding and gymkhana competitions.[18]
  • Visiting the beach was popular.[19]
  • War reenactments and commemorations. [20]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Memory chapter 19
  2. A Civil Campaign
  3. Diplomatic Immunity chapter 6
  4. A Civil Campaign chapter 2
  5. The Warrior's Apprentice chapters 4,5,10,17,19,21
  6. Komarr chapter 19
  7. A Civil Campaign chapter 13
  8. The Warrior's Apprentice chapters 15,16
  9. The Warrior's Apprentice chapters 1,15,21
  10. The Vor Game chapter 7
  11. A Civil Campaign chapters 10,12
  12. Captain Vorpatril's Alliance chapter 16
  13. The Warrior's Apprentice chapter 17
  14. The Vor Game chapter 17
  15. The Warrior's Apprentice chapter 18
  16. Shards of Honor
  17. Barrayar
  18. Mirror Dance chapter 17
  19. Barrayar chapters 17,20
  20. A Civil Campaign chapter 16

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