Festivals, Roman Lore

Cerealia: 7-day Festival in Ancient Rome

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By Morningbird

Cerealia was a 7-day festival celebrated in ancient Rome in honor of the goddess Ceres. The exact dates of the April festival are uncertain: but it may have started started on the Ides of April.

The festival involved women in white robes carrying torches in solidarity with the Goddess Ceres/Demeter’s search for her lost daughter Proserphina/Persephone and was accompanied by the Ludi Ceriales or “Games of Ceres” in the Circus Maximus.

Cerealia was related to the Roman observation of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

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