Date(s) - 18/07/2020
A solemn day where most temples were closed to the public. This day marks the day when traditionally the Fabii were defeated by the Etruscan city of Veii during the battle if Cremera in 479 BCE, this day also marks the solemn commemoration of the Roman defeat at the Battle of Allia by the Gauls who then captured the city in 390 BCE. Cicero says that ‘our ancestors made the day a blacker memory than that
of the capture of the city, because the second disaster arose from the first, so that the former is even now an ill-omened day (dies religiosus) while the other is commonly unknown’.