Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bacchanalia, in the strict sense the triennial festival of Bacchus, introduced among the native population of Italy from the cities in Magna Graecia. Its character was entirely transformed, according to Livy, by Pacula Annia, a Roman matron. The gross immoralities which accompanied its new form led to its suppression in 186 B.C. by the Roman Senate, after inquiry by a special commission. Commonly the term is applied to any scene of drunkenness and disorder.

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2