Anna Hackett

December 4, 2012

Show & Tell: A Galactic Holiday Anthology

Three Galactic Holidays of the Future Celebrating the holidays is a very ancient tradition. The Romans celebrated Saturnalia, the festival of light, in late December and gave each other gifts. The Germanic peoples of Northern Europe celebrated Yule and burned the Yule log to welcome back the light. The ancient Slavic ritual of Koleda was a celebration of death and rebirth. And of course Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Christ. I wonder if our ancestors could have imagined how we celebrate the holidays nowadays. A 100 foot high Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Amazing lights […]