Brumalia

Celebrated every year from November 24 until December 17

Brumalia is an ancient Roman winter solstice festival
which lasted almost a month until Saturnalia began.
Brumalia was traditionally celebrated with feasting
and sacrifices would be made to gods like Bacchus, Ceres or Saturn,
depending on what the person doing the sacrifice wanted to ask the deity.
In the past centuries Brumalia is celebrated less
because of sanctions from Christian churches.
But people still wish each other the traditional “Vives annos” greeting,
which means “Live for years”.

 

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