Nemoralia

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Festivals celebrated in honour of Diana, who presided over woods and forests.

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The Nemoralia (also known as the Festival of Torches) is a three-day festival originally celebrated by the ancient Romans on the Ides of August (August 13–15) in honor of the goddess Diana. Although the Nemoralia was originally celebrated at the Sanctuary of Diana at Lake Nemi, it soon became more widely celebrated. The Catholic Church may have adapted the Nemoralia as the Feast of the Assumption.

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