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Mercuralia

  • The Sacred Well 536 Grand Ave Oakland, CA, 94610 United States (map)

Mercuralia
Friday, May 15, 11:00AM-8:00PM
The Sacred Well, 536 Grand Avenue, Oakland, 510-444-9355
Free
http://www.sacredwell.com/classes-events

Mercuralia is a Roman celebration known also as The Festival of Mercury.  Mercury is the god of merchants and commerce.  On May 15, merchants would sprinkle their heads, their ships, and merchandise, and their businesses with water taken from the well at Porta Capena.  They would usually do this for good luck, because Mercury is the god of commerce and luck.

Bring in an offering of Barley, Beer, or Coins in honor of Mercuralia on Friday, May 15, and receive a 10% discount on your purchase!