The Roman Parentalia festival starts today and last 'til the 20th when it ends with Feralia. On this day the Vestal Virgins would gather at the tomb of Tarpeia, the first of them. During this time families gather at tombs to offer grain and wine to dead parents and other ancestors. As this was a sacred time no official business or marriages took place.
Today also marks the day when Mercury goes retrograde. For those that don't know, "retrograde" applies to a specific time period when, from our viewpoint here on Earth, Mercury moves in a backward position. And as Mercury is a god of communication it is common for all sorts of communication problems to pop up during this time. I just read that a fellow pagan blogger had some computer components die on her suddenly. Hopefully, I'll be luckier.