In a month full of holidays and special events, today we stand on the threshold of a long weekend of celebrations, starting with the Royal Wedding tomorrow and after the traditional first day of summer on Mayday, the Bank Holiday on Monday. Most people probably do not need to find excuses to celebrate over the next few days, but when did that ever stop us? As it happens, with Mayday in mind, it seems that the Roman Empire was well ahead of the game as on their calendar, today was the first day of the festival of Floralia which honoured Flora, the goddess of flowers and plants. (Her Greek equivalent was Chloris). The event was marked with several days of drinking, dancing and floral celebrations representing the renewal of the Cycle of Life, with Romans wearing colourful clothes rather than their usual plain attire. Sound familiar?
So, what was good for the Romans is good enough for us as well, so let’s start with weekend with a Roman themed fancy dress party. Props n Frocks has a great range of Roman costumes and Roman accessories for all the family – just add some colourful flowers!
Props n Frocks Fancy Dress is shut on both Bank Holidays this weekend, but we are open on Saturday & Sunday if you want to pop in and pick up a last minute costume.