Friday, December 14, 2012

Fact of the Day: Merry Saturnalia

Christmas borrows many traditions from other cultures and holidays from many points in history. The gift-giving part is credited to Saturnalia. It was a festival in late December honoring the Roman god Saturn. 

17 comments:

  1. Saturnalia! Never heard of this one lol.

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  2. Thank errr umm God for Roman gods.

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  3. Wow! Interesting! So if I walked around with the rings of Saturn around my belly, can I expect a gift today? ;)

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  4. Thank you so much for following my blog, Adam. I think yours is very interesting, and I can learn a lot of things( I am following you now). I had never heard about Saturnalia. I thought that Christmas christian tradition came from a roman festivity dedicated to the Sun, because of the solstice. Kisses:)

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  5. i didnt know that..interesting!!i thought it wasa birthday party BIG to jesus..well what do i know..hehehe..nice present though ♥

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  6. Yes! Christmas actually is a mixture of many traditions and religions. But I prefer the birth of Jesus Christ!

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  7. so.... we owe a lot to Saturn God.
    Thanks Saturn!!!! and you're also a nice planet

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  8. wow i never heard of that event,

    and i never thought christmas was based on that or something

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  9. Interesting fact of the day.
    Blessings.

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