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Matronalia

[mey-truh-ney-lee-uh, -neyl-yuh, ma-]
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noun, plural Ma·tron·al·i·al·i·a, Ma·tron·al·i·al·i·as. (sometimes used with a plural verb)
  1. an annual festival of ancient Rome held by matrons in honor of Juno.
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Origin of Matronalia

1700–10; < Latin Mātrōnālia (festa), neuter plural of mātrōnālis of, belonging to a married woman. See matron, -al1
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  • Juno's festivals, the Matronalia, in Rome, were always celebrated with great pomp.

    Stories of Old Greece and Rome

    Emilie Kip Baker

  • In her honor wives held the festival of the Matronalia on the first of March of each year.