Larentalia - December 23

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Larentalia - December 23

Postby Lucius Curtius Philo » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:20 am

Salvete,

The Roman festival of Larentalia was held on December 23, and honoured of the Lares and Acca Larentia, the nurse of Romulus and Remus, and wife of Faustulus.

During this festival, offerings were made to the dead ancestors, usually at altars dedicated to Acca Larentia. A sacrifice was also typically offered to Acca Larentia. Larentalia was part of a series of Roman festivals and holidays celebrating the end of the old year and the start of the new.

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