What was Saturnalia?

Saturnalia by Antoine Callet, By Themadchopper, Antoine-François Callet [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Winter solstice celebrations predate Christmas, and trace back into antiquity. Saturnalia was one of these ancient traditions, and it was very different from the celebration we recognize as Christmas today. Tune in and learn more in this episode.

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Topics in this Podcast: Holidays, Christmas, Roman history, Ancient History