I apologize to those whom the comparison of these two celebrations might offend (it will not offend many Christians but could seem sacrilegious to Jews), but I'm talking flavor, not meaning.
To understand what I'm talking about, visit Paul, a.k.a. the Byzigenous Buddhapalian. Who got it from Rob, a.k.a. Padre Rob+. Make sure you watch the video.
My remarks in the BP's comments section elaborate a bit more and introduce the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament//Simchat Torah analogy.
SVO-Ed, you'll have some thoughts on this one, I'm sure.
Very, very interesting. At any rate I agree with Paul. Rob is still a bit perplexed. ;-)