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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In Roman antiquity, a joyous festival in honor of Cybele, celebrated at the vernal equinox.

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  • As a result, the word hilaria from the Latin hilaris which means cheerful. and the Greek hilaros which means glad came to refer to any festival of rejoicing.

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  • As a result, the word hilaria from the Latin hilaris which means cheerful. and the Greek hilaros which means glad came to refer to any festival of rejoicing.

    April 1st -- Feast of Fools

  • * All the ancient festivals respecting the return and exaltation of the sun were of this description: hence the hilaria of the Roman calendar at the period of the passage,

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  • The Romans really knew how to name their festivals.

    December 18, 2010