S is for Satyrday
The eighth out of the nine days in the calendar, satyrday is one of the three free days, this one in particular dedicated to enjoyment, poetry, music and feasting. While work on a satyrday is not prohibited, it is usually only sparingly done. Traditionally it is a moment for families to spend time with each other and make merry, a welcome reprieve from the humdrum of daily life and hard toil. Throughout the centuries the Church has alternatingly made attempts to either assimilate or deemphasize the polytheistic origins of the celebration, though its efforts have met with little success.