a festival sacred to Quirinus, which was
celebrated on the 17th of February, on which day Romulus was said to have
been carried up to heaven. (Ovid, Ov. Fast.
; Festus, s.v. Varro, L. L.
6.13, and Calendars.)
This day was also called Stultorum Feriae,
the meaning of which see FORNACALIA