Floralia, also known as the "Florifertum," is a Roman festival dedicated to Flora, the goddess of flowers and vegetation. In ancient Rome, it was held on the IV Calends of May, April 27 to May 3, and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life, marked with dancing, drinking, and flowers.

These days were considered by the prostitutes of Rome to be their own. While flowers decked the temples, Roman citizens wore colorful clothing instead of the usual white, and offerings were made of milk and honey to Flora.

In the CDS, Floralia 2011 will be held May 27 - 29 in the regions of Locus Amoenus and Colonia Nova.  Although the schedule is still in flux, rest assured that it will include plenty of dancing, drinking and flowers.   Oh, and maybe a prostitute or two.

For more information, IM Anna Toussaint or Tor Karlsvalt, and stay tuned right here at CDS: The Blog!