Date(s) - 24/06/2020
The festival of Fors Fortuna seems to have been a rowdy affair in antiquity. Ovid describes how while some people went on foot, flower-bedecked boats on the Tiber river carried youthful revellers to the festival.
Columella tells gardeners to bring their vegetables and flowers to market, and when they were all sold, to sing solemn praises to Fors Fortuna. The inscriptions mentioned above record dedications by sellers of violets, roses and garlands, as well as wool-dealers and bronze-smiths, while Ovid records that the goddess was especially popular with the common people.