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Pagan Calendar - Roman Calendar

Larentalia

Summary

Larentalia

Calendar

Roman

Date

Dec 23 Every year

Description

The Roman festival of Larentalia was held on December 23, but was ordered to be observed twice a year by Augustus; by some supposed to be in honour of the Lares, a kind of domestic genii, or divinities, worshipped in houses, and esteemed the guardians and protectors of families, supposed to reside in chimney-corners. Others have attributed this feast in honour of Acca Larentia, the nurse of Romulus and Remus, and wife of Faustulus.

References

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


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