Today’s Holiday: Saturnalia Roman Festival

Today’s Holiday:
Saturnalia Roman Festival

Llanwrtyd Wells, which prides itself as the “wacky festival capital of the world,” takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to this observance, which is organized to draw tourists as well as relive Roman culture. The festival’s gladiator chariot race, for example, accompanies a winter beer festival and features mountain bikes towing barrels instead of proper horse-drawn chariots. This event and others attract attendees dressed in the requisite togas and laurel hats. Festival goers remain in costume for the Saturnalia Ramble, a marked walk through the Welsh countryside along old Roman roads. More…:


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