This year, I've decided to celebrate instead of , based purely on their entries.


Well, let's take a look:



Saturnalia was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn and a public banquet, followed by private gift-giving, continual partying, and a carnival atmosphere that overturned social norms: gambling was permitted, and masters provided table service for their slaves as it was seen as a time of liberty for both slaves and freedmen alike.

The poet Catullus called it "the best of days".

Give something up. Party. Ditch social norms. Give self made gifts. Good times.

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