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THE ROMAN CALENDAR
 
January/Ianuarius
January 1, Kalends Ianuarius
January 2, Compitalia
January 9, the first Agonalia, in honor of the god Janus, after whom the month January is named and to whom the Romans prayed for advice.
January 11 and January 15, Carmentalia
January 24 to January 26, Sementivae (in the country called Paganalia)
 
February/Februarius
February 9, Apollo festival
February 13 to 22, Parentalia, in honour of the ancestors
February 13 to 15, Lupercalia, in honour of Faunus
February 17, Quirinalia, in honour of Quirinus
February 21, Feralia
February 23, Terminalia, in honour of Terminus
February 27, First Equirria
 
March/Martius
March 1:
  Roman New Year
  Matronalia, in honour of Juno
  Feriae Marti, in honour of Mars 
  The sacred fire of Rome associated with Vesta was renewed
March 7, one of the festivals of Vejovis
March 14, Second Equirria
March 15 and 16, Bacchanalia, in honour of Bacchus
March 17, Agonalia in honour of Mars
March 19 to 23, Quinquatria, in honour of Minerva
March 21 to 24, rituals of the Salii to mark the start of the campaigning season
March 23, Tubilustrium, in honor of Mars
March 30, Festival of Salus
 
April/Aprilis
April 1, Veneralia, in honour of Venus
April 4 to 10, Ludi Megalenses/Megalesia, in honor of Cybele (since 191 BC, brought to Rome in 203 BC)
April 12 to 19, Ludi Cereales, games in honour of Cerealia (since 202 BC)
April 15, Fordicidia, in honour of Tellus
April 21, Parilia, in honour of Pales
April 23, Vinalia urbana, in honour of Venus and the previous year's wine harvest
April 25, Robigalia, in honour of Robigus, with foot races
April 28 to May 1, Ludi Florales (Floralia), games in honour of Flora
 
May/Maius
May 1, Festival of the Bona Dea and Vinalia, the 2nd Venus and last year's wine harvest festival.
May 9, Lemuria (lemures)
May 15, Mercuralia, in honor of Mercury
May 21, Vejovis, one of the four Agonalia
May 23, Rosalia.

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