Tag Archives: Roman holidays

Happy Eponalia

Are you finished with your holiday shopping already?  Me neither.  But I am caught up with my Eponalia preparations.  I managed to pick up a bag of apples and some saddle creme for my friend’s horse, “Dusty”.  I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Hail Neptunus

I’m going to speculate about a possible origin for a popular summertime activity.  The practice of recreational camping in the outdoors or in tents has been with us for ages. I posit, for your consideration, that this enjoyment may, in … Continue reading

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Salus Festival

I offer a toast to your good health on today’s Roman Festival.  XXX F Martius is the state holiday, The Festival of Salus.  The day dedicated to the health, well-being, and prosperity of individual citizens and the Roman State at … Continue reading

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Bacchanalia

It’s a wildly misunderstood holiday of the Romans.  Bacchanalia could probably be described as a sort of sorority initiation gone awry. To our minds, Bacchanalia would seem like a drunken party gone completely wrong. Today is the first day of … Continue reading

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Happy Sementivae

One of the benefits of studying about ancient Rome is the rediscovery of their numerous holidays and festivals.  It’s also quite fun to find out more regarding the various Gods and Goddesses in the Roman Pantheon.  I covered several holidays last … Continue reading

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Equus October

Today is the Ides of October.  An ancient Roman religious rite used to take place during the Ides of October that most people, today, would find repellant and offensive. Modern day equestrians would especially wince at the traditional rite of … Continue reading

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Happy Meditrinalia

I love to discover arcane, little known facts about the ancient Roman Empire.  It’s especially enjoyable to find out about minor holidays.  If there is very little known about the holiday and or the deity the holiday honors, I’m even … Continue reading

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