In addition to its significance as a trade commodity, wine also served important religious, social and medical purposes in Greek society. The "feast of the wine" ( me-tu-wo ne-wo ) was a festival in Mycenaean Greece celebrating the "month of the new wine."    The cult of Dionysus was very active, if not mysterious, and was immortalized in Euripides's play The Bacchae . Several festivals were held throughout the year in honor of the God of wine. February's Anthesteria marked the opening of the wine jars from the previous autumn harvest, featuring wine-drinking contests and a procession through Athens carrying wine jars.  The Dionysia included theatrical performances of both comedies and tragedies in honor of the God of wine. Wine was a frequent component at the symposium , which sometimes included the game of kottabos , which involved flinging lees from a wine cup towards a target.