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4 responses to “BFTP: Io, Saturnalia!”

  1. angharad

    I always liked the idea of the 12 days of Christmas. I always assumed they came directly from the Saturnalia – I didn’t learn until relatively recently that it was earlier in December.

    I also grew up with the idea that it was bad luck to keep your Christmas decorations up after Epiphany, but I never heard the part about having to keep them up all year if you did.

  2. Jo

    We celebrated Saturnalia at uni on the last day of semester with a big feast for all the Classics people, and the Antiquities museum has a mini-exhibition themed on Saturnalia set up at the moment. Yay Roman festivals! :D

  3. TimT

    Ha ha, the solstice! That means the hops in our garden will start flowering!

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