Wikipedia:Wikifun/Answers/Round 6/Question 4

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You can't mean Christmas, can you? --Vik Reykja  01:39, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Deliriant isti Romani comes from List of latin proverbs - "those Romans are mad!" I assume you refer to the Roman calendar, of which the 10th month is Decembris, or December. Biggest holiday? Christmas? - fiveless 04:06, Mar 26, 2005 (UTC)


"Deliriant isti Romani" refers to a latin proverb which says, "They are mad, those Romans".

Now, the 10 month of the Roman calendar refers to Decembris as indicated by Roman calendar. Decembris being as what we know as December.

The thing that first comes to mind is our holidays, and the biggest is Christmas. But we're talking about the Romans here. First I thought, well, based on the article in Roman calendar if the months and the system was different, then maybe it's a different holiday.

Christmas is not a Roman invention and would not be the biggest holiday to them. From the information that I found from Rome, I believe the answer is Immaculate Conception which is celebrated on December 8.

-- AllyUnion (talk) 05:40, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)


What is The Festival of Fides? --Alterego 07:45, Mar 26, 2005 (UTC)

Grue's answer[edit]

December means "tenth" and the biggest holiday is Christmas. Grue 08:34, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)


As many of you have guessed, yes "month ten" does refer to the etymology of December. Christmas is correct. However, I liked AllyUnions answer so much I'm gonna split this one (I'm a renegade moderator after all) Gkhan 09:19, Mar 26, 2005 (UTC)