Equirria, Matronalia, Quinquatria, & Bacchanalia
March 14th, 2009
10am - Rekindling Vesta's Holy Flame
Our festivals begin this month with the Rekindling of the Flame in the Temple of Vesta in ROMA. After the ritual, Vesta Herself will lead a procession into Subura where She will give each domus Her blessing. After the blessing, there will be drinking, dancing, and music for all!
Location: ROMA Temple of Vesta
1pm - Subura Equirria Races
In honour of Mars and Equirria, we are having a horse race through the Subura! Anyone can enter the race - you can bring your own horse, or use one of our demo horses. Even Centaurs are welcome! There will be a prize purse for the winner of the race, as well as a 12 prim trophy to display in your domus!
Location: ROMA Subura
3pm - Matronalia Costume Beauty Contest
Matronalia is the Roman equivalent of our Mother's Day, and this year, we are celebrating the beauty that is motherhood! Our beauty contest will be a costume event, and anyone can enter, even men - but your costume theme must relate to mothers and motherhood. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Please see attached contest rules for details.
Location: Odeon of Marcellus, ROMA
March 15th, 2009
10:30am- ROMA Senate Meeting
All ROMA citizens are welcome to attend the Senate meeting in the Curia @ 10:30 a.m. SLT.
Location: ROMA Curia, Forum
12pm - Quinquatria Legion Battle Demo
At Fort Legio Augusta in ROMA, our beloved Legio will be putting on a battle display in honour of Mars for the Quinquatria. Come see what a Roman war might have looked like, complete with seige engines!
Location: Fort, ROMA
2pm - Quinquatria Ritual for Minerva and Oracle Prophecies
Come to the Temple of Minerva in Subura for a ritual honouring the Goddess! Minerva is the goddess of the Quinquatria, a balancing force of just & honourable battle against the passionate and wild war symbolised by Mars. Our ritual today honours Her wisdom and justice, as well as asking Her blessing upon our ROMA. After the ritual, we will take part in a Quinquatria tradition - that of divination and prophecy. Come ask the Pythia your fate!
Location: Temple of Minerva, ROMA Subura
4pm - Bacchanalia Grand Feast
Come join us for the Grand Feast of the Bacchanalia! We will elect a Bacchus and Chief Maenad to preside over the feast, and a Bacchanal Trivia game, presented by our trivia-master Mickey James! So come dressed in your wild man/wild woman best and party with us!
Location: ROMA Transtiberim (outside Ostia)