Market day (Nova Roma)
Market Days occur once each nundinium - they are thus eight days apart, spaced evenly throughout the year. The Roman Calendar designated each day with a letter from A through H, with this cycle repeating, and in a given year each market day would occur on the day in that cycle with a particular letter.
When superimposed on the modern calendar, Market Days follow an easy-to-remember pattern: each market day is one week and one day after the previous. Thus, if the previous market day was a Tuesday, the next will be the Wednesday of the following week, then the Thursday of the week after, etc.
Each Market Day, all citizens are invited to the IRC chat sessions. While this service is available at any time, it is hoped that by choosing a particular time, more people will participate then, and a large number of people can be encountered at once.
There are two recommended times to participate on Market Days:
- 7 PM (19:00) Roman Time (GMT + 1) Find your local time
- 7 PM (19:00) US/Central (GMT - 6; 8 PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific) Find your local time
To join the chat, download an IRC client and go to the URL irc://irc.novaroma.org/NovaRoma . Further details about the software, the channel, and setting your name can be found at the IRC (Nova Roma) article.