I'm sure a merge of festivities and traditions happened in many regions where a (new) religion was brought.-Kati
Don't they all?
The shortest day, 21st December.
I didn't know that...do now.
never heard of it eventhough I'm in Eastern Europe :) I do know that Croats call Christmas songs 'kolede', those that groups of people sing at the streets.
We have a big Ukrainian population here in Edmonton and every January there's a "Kaleido Festival" to celebrate winter and the new year. Lots of fun, provided it's not TOO cold out!
I have heard about the Sun festivity in the Roman Empire( for these days) but not this. Very interesting, Adam. Kisses:)
They all get stuck together eventually
I've heard of it in some places still taking place
Interesting. I've never heard of it, but it must've been fun. Festivals always are.
It still exists today. Often I did it a few years years ago. Mostly chlidren do this. I do it sometimes with my family and friends for fun.
The Roman holiday Saturnalia also merged into Christmas. It makes you wonder when Jesus was really born.
This sounds really lovely!!
I'm always amazed at what I learn from you, Adam. This is so interesting.