As I wrote in greater detail earlier this month,  the 15th of February was the Roman festival of purification called Februa that was also associated with the celebration of Lupercalia. Today was a day for deep personal and household purification.

Lupercalia was an older, pre-Roman pastoral festival, observed on February 13 through February 15 to rid the city of evil spirits and to purify the city so that health and fertility would be released.

So, don’t forget to cleanse your space and self. It’s a good day to kick off your “spring cleaning” – literally or figuratively.

 

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