An ancient Roman festival dedicated to Flora, the Goddess of spring, flowers, and youthful pleasures.
When: April 27th.
Where: Ancient Rome
Floralia symbolised the renewal of the cycle of life, and there was much drinking, naked dancing and general merrymaking. For several days while flowers decked the temples, Roman citizens wore colourful clothing instead of the usual white, and offerings of milk and honey were made to Flora.
The Floralia celebration survives in many cultures where it is more commonly known now as May day.
Flower garlands by huitze, on Flickr