Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 ROMA Lupercalia Festival

On the weekend of February 22 and 23, the Roma region will be having it's Lupercalia Festival. The main event takes place on 10AM SL time: Lupercalia Ritual and The Running of the Luperci

In celebration of this most ancient of festivals we will be performing a Roman ritual for Faunus Lupercus, the God of Wild Things and Lupa, the she-wolf who nourished the founding fathers Romulus and Remus. After the rite, we will have the Running of The Luperci - half-naked youths who bless the citizens of the city. The citizens will run ahead of the Luperci, who will lightly flog them with the goatskin floggers in hopes of fertility (both of mind and body). Following the ritual, we will have our traditional Lupercalia Feast - and clothing is optional!

The event takes place at ROMA Transtiberim (68, 200, 54).

Other events are the Wolf Hunt on Saturday at Noon SL time, and "Venus' Truth or Consequences" at 1PM, Sunday's events are the "Name That Quote Trivia" contest at 10AM SL time, the Grand Feast at Noon SL time, and a game of Harpastum, an ancient form of football, at 1PM SL time.

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