Commemorating Caesar: Rome's Celebration during the Ides of March

While there are numerous Italian festivals that often celebrate fun, religion, or saints, other festivals are used to mark certain days that left a huge impact on Italian culture. Although the start of spring was originally celebrated on March 15, this date in 44 B.C.E. became an important mark in Italian history. The death of Julius Caesar took place on this day, and every year he is honored in the Roman Forum in Italy.


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