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What were some of the Drunkest Celebrations / Parties of the ancient world that don't exist anymore?

 
 
Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2011 10:22 pm
Hello,

I'm currently doing a research project on some the craziest parties/celebrations/festivals that took place in ancient history. I'm mainly looking for celebrations that don't exist anymore. So celebrations that have stood the test of time and are currently celebrated today isn't the focus. I have done tones of research online and can't seem to come up with much. A few examples of what I have found are: THE CRITIC'S REVENGE Paris, 10 November 1975, NERO'S LAKE OF WINE, THE FEAST OF BEASTS Paris, 31 December 1870.

The crazier the celebration and the more drinking the better.

I know it's a weird request, but any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks again,
Sam
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laughoutlood
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2011 10:39 pm
@platapus44,
Tonite we're gonna party like it's minus 1.

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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 3 Jul, 2011 12:33 am
@platapus44,
Check out the info at these links for possibilities:

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/winterholidays/p/WinterHolidays.htm

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/festival.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_winter_festivals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_harvest_festivals

http://www.egreenway.com/druids/romanreligion.htm

http://www.carnaval.com/greece/festivals/

farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 3 Jul, 2011 06:04 am
@Butrflynet,
When the Flyers first won the STanley Cup, that was in 1976 I believe . They tore down the city of Philadelphia and much beer and wine and booze was involved
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melonkali
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2011 11:19 am
@platapus44,
Don't overlook wine-happy Sakartvelo (The Republic of Georgia) as a possible source -- it's the cradle of wine-making and viniculture, and with known celebrations going back at least to its days as Ancient Colchis (Jason and the Argonauts, golden fleece, etc). I've read that while Georgia is very hospitable now to Westerners, the Georgians still find benign amusement in watching Westerners trying to hold their fair share of wine at the traditional "supra" (feast/celebration dinner -- a typical custom for welcoming guests, among other special events). rebecca
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