Happy lupercalia

Rhonda Tharp

Active Member
Lupercalia was an ancient pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. Lupercalia subsumed Februa, an earlier-origin spring cleansing ritual held on the same date, which gives the month of February its name.


I didn't realize it was Lupercalia. Most spring festivals celebrate life, health, and fertility, although of course since Lupercalia coincides with our Valentine's Day, fertility, love, and lust are uppermost in my mind. ;)