Saturnalia: The roots of Christmas in Antiquity

Saturnalia at the Óbuda Szindbád event venue on Sunday 8, December 2019, between 11:00 and 17:00.

The Aquincum Museum is reviving a predecessor of modern Christmas, the joyful feast of Saturn, the lord of time, with a colourful event filled with ancient games, arts and crafts workshops and children’s games.

Please note: The event will be held at the Szindbád event venue! (1033 Budapest Fő tér 2.) 

11:00-17:00 Roman legionaries in winter  – Demonstration by re-enactment group Colonia Rostallo
11:00-17:00 Gift making arts and crafts workshops 
15:00-16:00 Ancient games and tales – interacive games for kids with László Gregus (in Hungarian)
11:00-17:00 Ancient games for kids and adults (Ludus Aquincum Gladiatorum)

Free admission!
There is a small participation fee for the gift-making workshop. 


Széchenyi 2020
Széchenyi 2020