December 17, 2013: Technically, this is now the start of Saturnalia week; it used to just be the 17th, but expanded to the 17th-23rd. It’s a time for banquets, gift-giving, and taking the day off of work to spend it with your family. Sound like the source for any other December holiday? It’s also National Maple Syrup Day here in the United States (Canada has their own day for the delicious stuff, on February 6th [around the time of year when the syrup first starts rising in the maple trees]). So why not give a Saturnalia gift of a big ol’ jug of mapley goodness?