Pagan calendar


Current Date: Sep 25 2017 19:54:06 BST (DST in effect)
Heathen Date: Manni`s day, Shedding 25, 2267 RE
Pagan Calendar - Roman Calendar

Veneralia

Summary

Veneralia

Calendar

Roman

Date

Apr 01 Every year

Description

The Veneralia (April 1) was the Ancient Roman festival of Venus Verticordia ("Changer of hearts"), the goddess of love and beauty. The worship of the goddess Fortuna Virilis ("Bold fortune") was also part of this festival.

In Rome, women removed jewelry from the statue of the goddess, washed her, and adorned her with flowers, and similarly bathed themselves in the public baths wearing wreaths of myrtle on their heads. It was generally a day for women to seek divine help in their relations with men.

References

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


Back to Main Page