The name of the Ferragosto festival comes from the Latin Feriae Augusti (Augustus rest), in honor of Octavian Augustus, the first Roman emperor, which takes its name in August.

The festival celebrated the end of the agricultural works, dedicated to Conso,  which was, in Roman religion, the god of the earth and fertility. In ancient times, as a pagan festival, it was celebrated starting from the 1st of August.

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