Name: Rosalia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Rosalia

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    (ro sah LEE ah); (ro ZAY lee ah)
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    Rosalia is an elaborated form of Rosa ("rose").

    Rosalia is also the Latin term for the Greek Anthesteria. The Anthesteria is a Festival of Flowers ('AnthÍ') for Dionysos, focused primarily on opening the new wine and on placating the spirits of the dead. In Roman times, Rosalia was celebrated in the means of honoring the dead. Standards in every legion were gathered around the altar at the center of a military camp and crowned with wreaths of roses. Since similar rites were held at family tombs, this military rite may have been intended to honor fallen comrades.
    Some suggest that the Christian festival of Pentecost derives from the Rosalia.

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