Parentalia

Parentalia

▪ Roman religious festival
      Roman religious festival held in honour of the dead. The festival, which began at noon on February 13 and culminated on February 21, was essentially a private celebration of the rites of deceased family members. It was gradually extended, however, to incorporate the dead in general. During the days of the festival, all temples were closed and no weddings could be performed. On the last day a public ceremony, the Feralia, was held, during which offerings and gifts were placed at the graves and the anniversary of the funeral feast was celebrated.

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  • Parentalia — was a Roman festival for honoring one s dead parents. Families gathered among the tombs of loved ones and made offerings or sacrifices of grain and wine to their souls (February was considered an ill omened month and a good time to make sure the… …   Wikipedia

  • PARENTALIA — erant sacra funesta; quae fiebant ab antiquis in honorem mortuorum, a parentando, quod parentibus iusta celebare significat, licet etiam transferatur ad alios. In his fieri solebant προσκλησεις τῆς νεκρων, evocationes mortuorum. Aderant propinqui …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Parentalĭa — (lat.), 1) was Eltern, auch Anverwandten, nach ihrem Tode zu Ehren od. zum Andenken geschieht, z.B. Todtenopfer, Leichenbegängniß, Todtenfest; 2) so v.w. Feralia, s.u. Februus. Daher Parentation, Rede am Grabe od. im Hause des Verstorbenen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Parentalia — Parentalia, lat., Begräbnißfeierlichkeiten bei den Römern; Parentation, Leichenrede, Lobrede …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Parentalia — Die Parentalia (auch dies parentales) waren im römischen Kalender als Nundinum Priode die „Tage des Totenkultes“, die den verstorbenen Eltern (parentes) und anderen Familienvorfahren gewidmet waren. Der Gedenkcharakter des Seelenfests wird… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Parentalia — римский праздник в память умерших, приходившийся на февраль месяц, от 13 до 21 числа; последний день праздника был известен под названием feralia. Во время П. приносились на могилы усопших вино, молоко, мед, масло, кровь жертвенных животных,… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • parentalia — par·en·ta·lia …   English syllables

  • parentalia — ˌpa(a)rən.ˈtālēə, ˌper noun plural Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin, from neuter plural of parentalis parental more at parental : the chief annual festival of the dead in ancient Rome from midday February 13 to February 21 …   Useful english dictionary

  • LEMURIA ET PARENTALIA — LEMURIA & PARENTALIA À Rome, les 9, 11 et 13 mai, un père de famille soucieux de ses devoirs devait se lever sur le coup de minuit. Pieds nus, il écartait de son chemin les ombres des morts en joignant le pouce aux autres doigts; il se lavait les …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ПАРЕНТАЛИИ —    • Parentalĭa,          см. Feralia, Фералии …   Реальный словарь классических древностей

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