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How the Holiday Season is Celebrated Around the World

By Becky Ferreira Dec 21, 2012

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Lenaia, Ancient Greece

This Greek festival was alternately known as "the Festival of the Wild Women," because it was all about badass women hunting down big game and sacrificing it to Dionysus. By the 5th Century BCE, the holiday was being absorbed by the Romans, who renamed it Brumalia. To celebrate it, become an Amazon. Pictured: a wild woman celebrating Lenaia.

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