Saturday, October 28, 2017

Announcement: 2017 ROMA October Festival Schedule

Oct. 28th
10am - Lemuria Ritual and Ghost Tales

In Roman religion, the Lemuralia or Lemuria was a feast during which the ancient Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes.Our Lemuralia ritual will banish any malevolent spirits, both real and imagined, while welcoming the protective spirits of the Lares and beneficent ancestors. Followed by ghost stories in the ROMA tombs!
Transtiberim Path, ROMA Transtiberim (58, 34, 45) - Moderate

12pm - Lemuria Gladiator Combat
Witness our brave gladiators fight in honour of the Lumeria and the glory of ROMA in several bouts to the "death"! The gladiator with the most bouts won will receive a cash purse and be granted a laurel wreath of victory! Come watch the bloody battles and cheer your favourite on to glory!
Flavian Gladiator Arena, ROMA (126, 63, 26) - Moderate

1pm - Lemuria Monster Costume Contest
pm - Floralia Ritual and Spring Costume Contest
Come celebrate the Roman version of Halloween with us! The Lemuria is was a feast in the religion of ancient Rome during which the Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes. In honour of the festival, we will have a costume contest! Dress any monster, ghost, or undead creature you can imagine -

the contest winners will receive a $L1000 prize!
ROMA Gardens, ROMA (179, 218, 53) - Moderate


Oct. 29th
10am - Armilustrium
Armilustrium honours the god of war, Mars - In His honour, Romans put away the weapons of war for the year, until warmer weather allowed for more lengthy campaigns. Join us and the Legion in celebrating this brief time of peace.
Fort Legio VII Augusta, ROMA (79, 56, 29) - Moderate

12pm - ROMA Hallow'een Grand Feast
Ghouls and goblins, witches and forest spirits are all invited to the final Grand Feast! Join your neighbours, guests and friends for this Hallow'een feast, with live music by Max Kleene!
Transtiberim, ROMA Transtiberim (199, 194, 29) - Moderate

1pm - Legio Pumpkling
Come join us as our Legio faces off in a game of bowling (with a pumpkin as the ball) in honour of the Lemuria! All citizens are invited to participate in the game or watch from the sidelines!
Legio XIII Fort, ROMA Transtiberim (70, 180, 42) - Moderate

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