This was a Festival dedicated to Minerva when women were accustomed to consult fortune-tellers and diviners.
Both Festus and Varro indicate that the Quinquatrus was only celebrated for one day and hence ancient Roman religious calendars assign only one day to the festival.
Ovid, however, states that it was a five day celebration, hence the name. Apparently, on the first day no blood was shed, but on the last four there were gladiator contests.
By keeping traditions, communities retained a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives.
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