Discover this mid-winter week-long festival of the Saturnalia, a party in which the ‘serious was barred’. Saturnalia honoured the god Saturn and remembered his Golden Age on Earth when no one had to work. So parties, good food, silly games such as Forfeits, singing and gambling – even for slaves - were the order of the week. Accredited Lecturer Gillian Howell highlights how holly wreaths, presents, candles, even cheap party hats at the main meal all originate from this pre-Christmas Christmastime festival! You’ll have plenty to fascinating and fun facts chat about over the Christmas dinner!
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Wonderful, thank you.
Thank you so much, that was just wonderful.
Thoroughly enjoyable presentation. Thank you
What a treat, thank you!
Festive and fun, great presenter and a real treat!
Terrific presentation and great fun. My favourite so far!
Well what fun was that! Cheered me no end as I sit here coping with cough and cold - jolly and informative reminding us all that Christmas is not to be forgotten
Gillian, what a fun and festive offering today - indeed Yo Saturnalia. I loved all the extra bits of historical info you gifted us with this presentation. Happy Christmas to you and your team
Lovely humorous and informative talk, just right pre-Christmas
A charming speaker and very cheerful presentation; it has made me to actually look forward to Christmas despite all the setbacks. Thank you Gillian! And a Happy Christmas!