Rome birthday 2020 MMDCCLXXIII Dies Romana

Rome birthday. On April 21, 753 BC Romulus is said to have founded the city. With this date begins the chronology of the city and thus we have in the year 2020 (in Roman numerals MMXX) the year 2773 (MMDCCLXXIII) since the founding of Rome.

The date was calculated by the astrologer Tarunzio, a friend of Cicero, shortly before the Christian era.

Events for Rome's birthday

The Gruppo Storico Romano organizes exhibitions, events and a move at the Circus Maximus from Friday April 17th 2020 to Tuesday April 21st 2020.

Historical groups from all over the world are expected.

Program of the Rome Birthday Festival

XX. Edition - Celebrations in honor of Gaius Julius Caesar

Watch the preview on Youtube
IL NATALE DI ROMA 2019 - teaser [DOMUS CAESARIS HS]

April 17-21, 2020 Castrum

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.

April 17, 2020 - Friday

Rome birthday Circus Maximus
At the Circus Maximus

Congress on Gaius Julius Caesar “AVT CAESAR AVT NVLLVS”

Sala della Promoteca – Campidoglio 2:30 – 5 p.m.

3:00 – 6:30 pm Performances by historical groups with gladiatorial plays, dances and theater

April 18, 2020 - Saturday

Rome birthday Dance of the Vestals
Dance of the Vestals

10:30 am – 1:30 pm encounter with writers

3 – 6:30 pm Performances by historical groups with gladiatorial plays, dances and theater

5 pm HARPASTUM – Roman football

April 19, 2020 - Sunday

Rome birthday move
Rome birthday move

10:00 COMMISSIO FERIARUM – Speech by Mecenate

10:30 am Welcome by the President

11:00 – 13:00 move

Rome birthday gladiators
Gladiators

1 pm concert of the music band

3 pm demonstrations of the groups

5 pm The battle of Alesia

April 20, 2020 - Monday

Rome birthday historical group
Historical group

10:30 am – 1:30 pm encounter with writers

3 – 6:30 pm Performances by historical groups with gladiatorial plays, dances and theater

9 pm theatrical performance “The Night of the Gladiators”

April 21, 2020 - Tuesday

Rome birthday ceremony
Ceremony

3:00 – 6:30 pm Performances by historical groups with gladiatorial plays, dances and theater

3:00 pm Drawing of the holy furrow by Romulus, which defines the perimeter of the settlement

4:00 pm The Vestals: the feast of the Palilia

Our tip

Visit the Circo Maximo Experience. You can experience life at the Circus Maximus in ancient Rome with the help of virtual reality.

The move on Sunday is expected to begin at the Maximus Circus and will pass the Marcellus Theater and Piazza Venezia to the Imperial Forums. From there, they return to the Circus Maximus past the Colosseum.

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8 thoughts on “Rome birthday 2020 MMDCCLXXIII Dies Romana”

  1. I will be in Rome on April 20th and the 21st 2019.I am interested in viewing a parade.I need help finding time and location of events.

    Reply
    • Hi Steven, the parade is on Monday 22 but 20 and 21 are several shows at the Circus Maximus. The rite on Sunday 21 at the fori imperiali starting 10 am shall be interesting too.
      Here you find information about April in Rome.

      Reply
  2. Hello, 2 Qs:
    All dates here are for 2019 right (as I see some of the comments are from 2018..)?
    Also, do you know when are the fireworks show in the Colosseum?
    Thank in advance.

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    • Hi Yaron,
      yes, all information is updated to 2019.
      I have no evidence about fireworks at the Colosseum. Fireworks shall be June 29 on the Pincio above Piazza del Popolo.
      On New Years Eve there were fireworks on the Palatine Hill. I took some picture and posted them on our Facebook Page.

      Reply
  3. Does anybody know how you get to take part in the costumed parade procession ?

    Can you just turn up and join in ?

    Thanks for any help.

    Reply

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