Celebrating Legends, Folklore & Spirituality 365 Days a Year for March 14th – Equirria

Celtic CrossMarch 14th

Equirria

This is the second Equirria festival held in honor of the Roman God Mars (also 27 February). There was a festival of Mamuralia also recorded for this date, but it is unclear if this was a separate festival for Mamurius Veturius, legendary maker of the sacred shields or just another name for the Equirria.

The 14th of March also celebrates the runic half-month of Beorc, ruled by the Goddess of the birch tree associated with Frigga. This is a time of symbolic purgation in preparation for the new beginnings of Spring and Summer.

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