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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Gillian really cheered me up..thanks...and she was SO enthusiastic too!
Very festive scene, almost like todays events.
What fun - Io Saturnalia everyone!
Excellent. So lively. Very interesting.
Elizabeth Floyd Tue, 14/12/21
Just what I needed this morning - informative, enthusiastic, amusing and full of fun.
What a great, uplifting talk! Thank you Gillian.
Very entertaining and amusing talk - good start to the day.
Fabulous, and so enlightening, she is so enthusiastic, really enjoyed it!!!
A fun talk and very informative. Thank you.
Super fun! Those Romans knew how to party - I shall do my best to emulate!