noun, plural Sat·ur·na·li·a, Sat·ur·na·li·as.
Origin of Saturnalia
Examples from the Web for saturnalia
That is the sense of the Saturnalia, of Mardi Gras and of these moments of entertainment.
Rickman, however, had not thought of his Saturnalia as a source of revenue.
It's only the last week (when the Saturnalia were getting better and better) that he graciously permitted his initials to appear.
I believe that among the masses of the people the Roman saturnalia still survive.History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
noun plural -lia or -lias
Word Origin for Saturnalia
time of merrymaking, 1590s, from Latin Saturnalia, ancient Roman festivals of Saturn (held in December), a time of merrymaking for all, from neuter plural of adjective Saturnalis "pertaining to Saturn," from Saturnus (see Saturn). They correspond to the Greek Kronia. The extended sense of "period of unrestrained revelry" is first attested 1782. Related: Saturnalian.