This is day like Bhaula Amavasya according to our lunar calender.
February 19 was the date of the ancestors requires specific day for pooja in Roman Nationals. On this day a hill in the mountains near the city of Rome, dug a large pit. They believes that their forefathers were there below to earth. Therefore, they have adopted the practice of placing rice in a landfill. They also believed that the celebrating functions are not good on those days.