Sementivae, also known as Feriae Sementivae or Sementina dies (also called Paganalia), was a Roman sowing festival.


Sementivae, for a good harvest​

It was celebrated in honor of Ceres (the goddess of agriculture) and Tellus (Mother Earth). The initial half of the event was a festival honoring Tellus which ran from the 24th to the 26th January. The festival in honor of Ceres took place a week later, starting on the 2 February. The Sementina matrices were kept in Rome for the purpose of praying for a good harvest; it only lasted one day, which was fixed by the pontiffs.

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