"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Berthold Auerbach
December solstice occurs on December 21st. The Romans celebrated Brumalia as a winter festival. It also became known as Saturnalia (the “waxing of the light") to honor Roman Gods, Saturn, Demeter and Bacchus.
The festival included feasting and merriment to celebrate the victory of the sun over the cold and darkness of winter.
Everyone celebrated with dancing and carousing.