Rome birthday. On April 21, 753 BC Romulus is said to have founded the city. With this date the chronology of the city begins and thus in the year 2022 (in Roman numerals MMXXII) we have the year 2775 (MMDCCLXXV) since the foundation of Rome.
The rather round year is celebrated in a big way. The date was calculated by the astrologer Tarunzio, a friend of Cicero, shortly before the turn of the Christian era.
Events for Rome’s birthday
The Gruppo Storico Romano organizes exhibitions, events and a parade every year at the Circus Maximus on the founding day of Rome. In 2022 the festivities will take place from 21 to 24 April.
Historical groups from around the world take part. In the Maximus Circus there is not only an arena for the plays, but also a large village with Roman and barbarian camps. There are different scenarios from the archaic period to the late imperial period.
There is also a magical night at the Pantheon in a scenic atmosphere.
The big parade is expected to take place on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 from the Circus Maximus to Piazza Venezia and past the imperial forums to the Colosseum. Gruppo Storico Romano on Facebook>
Events from previous years
Since the 2022 program is not yet known in detail, you will find here the flow of the previous years.
Castrum at the Circus Maximus with exhibitions on the subjects of cuisine, medicine, religion, school, the life of women and the military in ancient Rome.
School groups can take part in introductions to the gladiator school.
Congress on Gaius Julius Caesar “AVT CAESAR AVT NVLLVS”
Performances by historical groups with gladiator games, dances and theater