Enthusiasts And Reenactors Parade Through The Streets Of Chester As Part Of Their Roman Saturnalia Festival Celebrations : News Photo

Enthusiasts And Reenactors Parade Through The Streets Of Chester As Part Of Their Roman Saturnalia Festival Celebrations

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CHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Re-enactors from the Roman Deva Victrix 20th Legion parade through the city of Chester as they celebrate the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia on December 20, 2012 in Chester, England. Saturnalia was the mid-winter feast when Romans commemorated the dedication of the temple of the god Saturn. Ancient Romans thought that celebrating Saturn would bring back the light and warmth of Summer. During the ancient festival there was a reversal of roles, with slaves wearing fine garments and sitting at the head of the table while they were waited upon by their masters. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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CHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Re-enactors from the Roman Deva Victrix 20th Legion parade through the city of Chester as they celebrate the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia on December 20, 2012 in Chester, England. Saturnalia was the mid-winter feast when Romans commemorated the dedication of the temple of the god Saturn. Ancient Romans thought that celebrating Saturn would bring back the light and warmth of Summer. During the ancient festival there was a reversal of roles, with slaves wearing fine garments and sitting at the head of the table while they were waited upon by their masters. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Reenactors from the Roman Deva Victrix 20th Legion parade through the... News Photo 158603899Ancient,Celebration,Chester - England,City,Cultures,England,Festival,Historical Reenactment,Horizontal,Human Interest,Parade,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Re-enactors from the Roman Deva Victrix 20th Legion parade through the city of Chester as they celebrate the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia on December 20, 2012 in Chester, England. Saturnalia was the mid-winter feast when Romans commemorated the dedication of the temple of the god Saturn. Ancient Romans thought that celebrating Saturn would bring back the light and warmth of Summer. During the ancient festival there was a reversal of roles, with slaves wearing fine garments and sitting at the head of the table while they were waited upon by their masters. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)