Bacchanalia vs Saturnalia - What's the difference?

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Saturnalia is a related term of bacchanalia.

As nouns the difference between bacchanalia and saturnalia

is that bacchanalia is a feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus while saturnalia is a period or occasion of general license, in which the passions or vices have riotous indulgence; a period of unrestrained revelry.

As a proper noun Saturnalia is

an Ancient Roman holiday honoring the deity Saturn.




  • (Greek mythology) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.
  • Hence: A drunken feast; drunken revels; an orgy.
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