Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Flora, a Roman goddess of flowers and of spring. Her worship was adopted at a very early period of Rome's history, and is hardly extinct yet, since there can be little doubt that the dedication of the month of May to Our Lady, and the practice that still prevails in some parts of England on the 1st of May for children to carry bowers of flowers containing a female figure, had its origin in the worship of Flora. Her feast - called Floralia - was kept from April 28 to May 1.