Saturnalia is the ancient Roman holiday celebrated around the winter solstice.

It was in praise of the god Saturn, and consisted of a huge drunken orgy.

Another common practice during this festival was the switching of slave and master roles. for one day, all the slave owners gave up their power to their slaves.

the common saying for this festival (ex. merry Christmas) was "Io Saturnalia" pronounced "yo saturnalia."
"hurray, for it is the solstice! Io Saturnalia everyone. Now fetch me some wine and let us get naked."
by emuluver December 24, 2008
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The celebrative phrase used for the ancient Roman holiday of Saturnalia, celebrated in December. An ancient Roman version of "Merry Christmas." Pronounced like "yo Saturnalia."
Student: Io Saturnalia!
Teacher: Shoot, I forgot to bring candy for the class.
by cirria November 28, 2006
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an orgy holiday celebrated by fucking everyone and showering the ground with seman, which can be replaced by candy corn, usually celebrated with mad bad dance moves (the 'n', robot, cucurrare), also a phrase used to greet one another on the holiday. it occurs on the winter solstice
d mer is so celebrating io saturnalia
by d mer February 28, 2005
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