Meaning of Lupercalia

Lu•per•ca•li•a

Pronunciation: (l"pur-kā'lē-u, -kāl'yu), [key]
— pl. -li•a, -li•as.
  1. a festival held in ancient Rome on the 15th of February to promote fertility and ward off disasters.
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