Pagan calendar


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Heathen Date: Wash day, Midyear 24, 2267 RE
Pagan Calendar - Roman Calendar

Parentalia

Summary

Parentalia

Calendar

Roman

Date

Feb 13 Every year

Description

Parentalia. Roman festival for honoring one's dead parents. Families gathered among the tombs of loved ones and made offerings or sacrifices of grain and wine to their souls. The Parentalia was the first of three Roman festivals in February for appeasing the dead which started on the Ides and lasted until the 22nd. It typically fell on February 13 or 15, and was followed by the Feralia and Caristia. During this time all temples were closed, marriages were forbidden, and public officials suspended business for the duration of the festivals.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parentalia


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