The Palilia (April 21) was the festival of Pales, the tutelary divinity of shepherds. Some of the ancient writers called her festival the Parilia instead.

Festival of Palēs

Higgledy-Piggledy
Let's swig burranica,,
Leap over bonfires, and
Fumigate sheep;
Life in the country has
Rusticofestivals
Like the Palilia
We like to keep.


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