Saturday, 02 April 2011 18:20

Rome's Birthday

Celebrating the 2764th Birthday of Rome, Natale di Roma 

 

 

Every year on April 21 Rome celebrates its birthday, Natale di Roma, remembering the day when Romulus founded the city in the year 753 BC.

 

The exact date is based on the calculation made Lucius Taruntius, astrologist of the 1st Century BC. 

 

To celebrate this year 2764th birthday of the Eternal City there will be a week of festivities starting Saturday 16 April. Following is the complete schedule of the events:

 

Saturday 16 april 2011

19.00: Openig Event at Circus Maximus

 

Sunday 17 april 2011

11.00: The Great Parade of gladiators, senators, vestals and priestesses along Via dei Fori Imperiali

14.30: Battle and exhibition at Circus Maximus

 

Thursday 21 april 2011

16.00: Commemoration of the Foundation of Rome with  the performance The Trench Digging (Il Tracciato del solco) at Circus Maximus

18.00: Ritual ceremony of Palilia, an ancient agricultural festivity, officiated by the six Vestals near the Temple of Vesta located close to the Mouth of Truth

 

 

 

 

 

Rome's Birthday Celebrations

 

 

Celebrations for the Natale di Roma

 

 

Rome's Borthday Celebrations 

2 comments

  • Comment Link Nazydooca Sunday, 31 July 2011 23:40 posted by Nazydooca

    wish I could be there !

  • Comment Link nicola Wednesday, 13 April 2011 12:42 posted by nicola

    Hi - I heard that there will be concerts and fireworks to celebrate the birthday.
    How can I find which day these will be on please?

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