Festival to Nut before the Armilustrium

Ave, Sandum Citizens!

A month and a half before the Armilustrium, when the State officially becomes isolated for the Winter according to tradition and law, the Collegio Sacerdae shall inaugurate the cultural, religious, and – especially – work season of the Winter with a festival to the Egyptian goddess Nut. This festival shall introduce a less-known cultural topic into the Sandum experience for the Winter: the minor influences of Kemet, or ancient Egypt. A few years ago, Sandus sponsored the creation of its own religious calendar based upon that of Kemet; this calendar has fallen into disuse and the minor influences of Kemetic culture have been overlooked. The next weekend, in which the Festival of Nut rite shall take place, will see a revival of those influences as the Kemetic-based calendar is renewed, the Festival to Nut takes place, and the report on the Sandum lineage of Kemetic gods is published.

In a report that is being written on the journal of the Collegio Sacerdae, Nut is a goddess who represents the sky. She is typically a member of the Heliopolitan Ennead, from which Sandus has its Kemetic religious roots from. She plays an important role in Egyptian mythology, especially in terms of the god Wesir (Osiris). These roles will be investigated further in the mentioned report.

Sandus’ cultural expression, often in the form of religious rites, is a diverse mix of cultures, societies, and peoples. Rarely have rites taken place for Egyptian dieties, as well, and, as the only other scheduled festival in Septembro (September) – when the State prepares for Winter – would be the Ludi Romani (ded. Iupiter), the Sôgmô is purposefully selecting minor influences on Sandum culture to express following the Sextila Cultural Month.

The Summer, which was remarkably closed and isolated despite the Summer “open” months and the PoliNations conference, will be closed with the metaphoric return of the legions and the sacred washing of the weapons of the State with next month’s Armilustrium. Between then and now serves the best position for the State to engage with other foreign relations and diplomatic requests before the isolation is imposed for the Winter. In the inverse respect, the Collegio Sacerdae has vowed renewal of Sandum culture and society as with the fall and rise of the seasons. Other aspects of culture will be observed by the Collegio Sacerdae to assess what Sandus and her cooperatives must do in order to foster and advance Sandum culture. The Codex Sandus, which is being written, will serve to address that cultural expansion under the intent and purpose of the Sandum State. The Party has also affirmed renewal of the Sandum State and how vowed to pursue policies of liberalisation of Sandum culture and society as well as codifying the requirements, oath, and values of citizenship and offices within the State over the Winter. In addition to the Party being a platform of the People in which Party Secretary is elected, it is also expected that the Party will pursue a new role in becoming an increasingly liberal and democratic venue wherein the Sôgmô may lay out a platform of policies over the Party term.

— Sôgmô Sörgel.

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