The Festival of the Sigillaria

The festival of the sigillaria, or terra-cotta seals was a pagan Roman holiday. At the end of the Saturnalia, Romans used to give gifts especially to children: rings, seals and tiny objects. This festival was the time for great feasts during which houses were decorated with green plants.
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