winter solstice

It’s Christmas, time to put the tinfoil antlers on the camel

December 6, 2012

It’s Christmas, time to put the tinfoil antlers on the camel

Other perhaps some other pagan holiday options? Perhaps we could consider Saturnalia. Or, if it must be organized religion, then the Flying Spaghetti Monster whose mockery-loving followers are known as Pastafarians.

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Io, Saturnalia!

December 19, 2008

Io, Saturnalia!

The customary greeting of the Roman winter holiday season sounded like “Yo, Saturnalia!” (The latin word “io” is the equivalent of the prayerful “Ho” in ecclesiastical English, as in “Ho, praise to Saturn.”) Saturnalia was a carnivalesque winter festival celebrating the god Saturn’s birthday and it encompassed the winter solstice, running from December 17 – 23rd.

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