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:

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I never knew that! Very cool trivia.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Thank you Saturnalia!!!!

John said...

Very interesting Adam.

Christine said...

Saturnalia! Never heard of this one lol.

Unknown said...

Great Christmas fact.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that tradition was kept!

Jane said...

Thanks Saturnalia :D

Pat Hatt said...

Thank errr umm God for Roman gods.

DEZMOND said...

we bow to Saturn!

Pat said...

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

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

yep it's all about latins :-)
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Pilar Domínguez said...

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:)

Anita said...

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

joy said...

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

Unknown said...

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

MEcoy said...

wow i never heard of that event,

and i never thought christmas was based on that or something

Breathtaking said...

Interesting fact of the day.
Blessings.