Compitalia it was a Roman festival during which every farmer in the countryside built a small chapel with an altar on the border of his fields. There he would assemble a plough and wooden dolls, one for each person in the house. The next day, there was a cleansing sacrifice for the coming year.
In the city, the president of every insulae sacrificed a hen on the altar erected at each crossing. The holiday usually lasted three days. It was celebrated differently in the countryside than in the city.
Jaczynowska Maria, Religie świata rzymskiego, Warszawa 1987
Zieliński Tadeusz, Religia Rzeczypospolitej Rzymskiej
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