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The story of Ruth (the Moabitess, great-grandmother of David) is one of the Old Testament Hagiographa and is usually reckoned as the second of the five Megilloth (Festal Rolls).
When (with her assistance) they solved it, he provided their prize of thirty festal garments by killing thirty men of Ashkelon.
The days of General Admission are ' scarlet ' days, and Doctors in the different Faculties are asked to wear their festal gowns.
Gluttony and winebibbing are granted a plenary indulgence by all but the most ascetic at this festal time.
It is, however, known that the Hungarians had their own martial songs, and that their princes kept lyre and lute who sang festal odes in praise of the national relics.