A birthday passed nearly unnoticed

Two days ago it was in certain way a special day we would have loved to celebrate. But it passed before we knew it. Days were floating letting sun and moon exchange the night and days. Normally on the religious part we would not celebrate other feasts than those God gave us to celebrate. The […]

Christmas in Ancient Rome (AKA Saturnalia)

Originally posted on For the Love of Rome:
Today we celebrate Christmas as a Christian festival, unfortunately commercialised by the West in more recent years. However, the falling of Christmas has fallen conveniently; in the same month as one of the highlights of the Roman calendar, Saturnalia. Saturnalia was the 17th day of the month…

Objects around the birth and death of Jesus

At the end of the year people do like the many traditions. Often they do not think about the value of their actions and such feasts. From September onwards in the shops they try to bring people into temptation buying things for the many celebrations, like Halloween, Saint-Nicholas, Christmas and New Year. In certain supermarkets […]