Friday, May 15, 2009

ROMA Bona Dea & Mercuralia Schedule

Saturday 16th May

10 am - Bona Dea Ritual & Maypole Dance

Our festivals begin with a ritual for Bona Dea, "The Good Goddess" - Also known as Fauna, She is the daughter of Faunus, and a goddess virginity, fertility, and healing. Bona Dea's rites included only women - even paintings or drawings of men or male animals were forbidden - but in our ROMA, the menfolk are welcome to Her rites. After the rite, we will have the traditional maypole dance, as well as grape-stomping and wine!
Location: ROMA Transtiberim sim

12pm - Bona Dea Cross-Dressing Contest

Because no women were traditionally allowed to participate in Bona Dea's rites, we have found a way to sneak the men in! We will be having a cross-dressing contest for the boys of ROMA - but there's a catch! Just as in RL, you can change everything but your shape - that must remain male! There will be cash prizes for the Prettiest, Ugliest, Most Realistic, and Most Outrageous costumes - don't be shy, come join in the fun! Please see attached rules for details.
Location: ROMA Transtiberim sim

2pm - Bona Dea Carnivale

To help celebrate the return of warm weather and springtime, what's better than a carnivale? Perhaps celebrating one of ROMA's very own MVPs! We are starting a new tradition this year, honouring various ROMA Citizens for their contributions - since Bona Dea is a female festival, our MPV is Spaciva Ivanova! The carnivale will also help raise funds for the Legion & Collegia, who are in danger of losing their HQs. So come along, have some fun and make a difference while you play! (We will be electing a male MVP at Saturnalia as well!)
�ocation: ROMA Fort


Sunday 17th May

10am - Mercuralia Ritual

Mercury isn't just the herald of the Gods - He's also the patron of merchants and commerce! So this Mercuralia, we will be honouring Him with a ritual in the Mercury Temple at the Macellum! After the ritual, there will be drinking, dancing, and games in the Tavern. Consider it the calm before a long day of contests!
Location: ROMA Subura

11am- Senate Meeting

The public is invited to the ROMA Senate meeting in the ROMA Curia.
Location: ROMA sim

12pm - Mercuralia Footrace

Mercury is known for His swift travel as well - do you think you can match His prowess? Here's your chance to try! We will be having several footraces on the Hippodrome's track in honour of Mercury the Swift. There will be prizes for the 1st place winners of each race, with a race-off of all winners for a Grand Prize. Can you be the leader of the pack? Come prove it!
Location: ROMA sim

2pm - Mercuralia Treasure Hunt

Oh no! While blessing ROMA with good fortune, Mercury has lost all His money pouches! Can you find them for Him? For each purse you find, you'll get a monetary reward - yes, that means cold, hard lindens! How big a reward will you finally reap? Come join the hunt and find out!
Location: ROMA sim

4pm - The Mercury & Fauna Grand Feast

Our Festivals culminate with the Mercury & Fauna Grand Feast - come celebrate the return of Spring with us! We will also be having a trivia contest, courtesy of Mickey James! There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contest winners!
Location: ROMA sim

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