John P. Mullen wrote:
> Most cultures of the Northern hemisphere celebrate the Winter Solstice, or
> something thereabouts. There is Christmas, Chanukah, and the old Saturnalias.
> The holiday was celebrated by most Native Americans in pre-Columbian times,
> which would imply independent generation of the idea. The fact that the Norse
> celebrated it wouldn't preclude others celebrating it too. It is, after all,
> the beginning of the end of Winter.
> Perhaps, we have been living in buildings too long to remember.....
Saturnalias? can you elaborate JP?