Feast of Hathor (Egyptian), the goddess of music, dancing, childbirth and children.
In the Roman traditions, this is the festival of Acca Larentis. The day is sacred to the goddess Laurentina, an earth goddess who guards the dead, and the farmers’ seed corn. It’s all about the end of the old year, and the potential of the new one.
This is the last day of the seven-day sex-and-drugs orgy of Saturnalia in the Roman traditions. Time to strip the beds, sponge off the toys, and recycle the empties.