Hyacinthia an ancient festival, celebrated annually at Amyclae, in Greece. It lasted three days, on the first and last of which sacrifices were offered to the dead; and lamentations were held for the death of Hyacinthus, all the people laying aside their garlands and partaking only of simple cakes, with every sign of grief and mourning. The intermediate day, however, was spent in mirth and rejoicings, paeans being sung in honor of Apollo, while the youth spent the day in games of various kinds.

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