This depends on how you see shamen. To my way of thinking the holy days and great holy days are a theistic practice - days when the whole community gets together to give sacrifices to the gods.
Animist practices are more individualistic, shamen can do rituals on their own and at any time although community support makes them easier. The holy days then become a time when it is easier to contact the spirits of that particular kind. So I'd suggest that's what he/she would be doing - finding spirits, binding them into charms etc.
-- Donald Oddy http://www.grove.demon.co.uk/
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