Ludi Novi Romani

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The Ludi Novi Romani (Nova Roman Games) or otherwise known as Ludi Concordiales (Concordia Games) are Nova Roma's own ludi in honor of the Concordialia, the birthday and anniversary of the founding of Nova Roma.



Pontifical decree about the Ludi Novi Romani and the festival of Concordia

Decretum pontificum de Concordialibus

I. The collegium pontificum acknowledges the tradition of the Nova Roman people celebrating the Concordialia and the ludi Novi Romani as the Feriae of the birthday and founding of Nova Roma, initiated by the senatus consultum that established the Kalends of March M. Piscino T. Sabino cos. 2761 AUC (2008 CE) as the Feriae Imperativae of the 10th Birthday of Nova Roma during the Decennalia, in the 10th Anniversary of Nova Roma, the Sacred Year of Concordia, and continued ever since by the aediles curules, increasing the days of the ludi Novi Romani each year by one day, from 10 up to to 15, which was reached recently in our 15th Anniversary.

II. This tradition is hereby sanctioned by this decree, and the Kalends of March shall be as the Concordialia the Dies Natalis Novae Romae (the Birthday of Nova Roma) included as Feriae Stativae into the pontifical perpetual calendar of Nova Roma, and each fifth year of Nova Roma shall be celebrated as a Sacred Year to Concordia.

III. The ludi Novi Romani, celebrating the Concordialia as the founding of Nova Roma, thus alternatively called ludi Concordiales, shall be held each year from the Concordialia on the Kalends of March to the Feriae Annae Perennae on the Ides of March. The first day, the Concordialia, symbolizes the conception of Nova Roma on the Feriae Martis, the day of Mars, the Father of the Nova Roman nation, which day is also the Matronalia, the day of the Mothers, celebrating the growth of the Roman population by birth, as the day when the fatherly and motherly creative powers, united in Concord, in the Agreement of People in their utmost wish to revive and restore the populus Romanus, give birth to the new sons and daughters of Mars, the Nova Roman people of the Quirites. As the days grow from the Kalends to the Ides, being under the protection of Mars as Feriae Martis days, so does Nova Roma grow under the protection of Mars. Concluding with the Ides of March, sacred to Jupiter, Supreme God of the Roman people, the festivities reach the old New Year's Day of the Romans, thus ending on the old day of new beginning, which is the Feriae of Anna Perenna, Goddess of the Year, Perennial Life and Eternity, the festival of longevity, representing the wish of the Nova Roman people for a perennial life of Nova Roma, and symbolizing that, by stopping the days of the ludi on Her day, Anna Perenna brings the celebration and the festive prayers of the Nova Romans with Herself towards eternity, and, under the custody of Anna Perenna, Nova Roma may live triumphantly forever.

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