Scorpio 27. At a country fair, some people are clothed, others are nude, all wear flowers.
The Flower Festival is celebrated every year in Aristar, a small village north of Peth, for it is in this region at the time of the first New Moon after the beginning of spring that flowers from all times of the year bloom for a short while in immense profusion. It is said that this is the work of Flora, queen of the flower spirits, who induces this blooming so that celebrants may have flowers to wear during the Festival’s three days of revelling. It is she also who is responsible for the flowers losing none of their freshness during this time, for the blooms worn by the participants neither wilt nor fade in the slightest until the Festival’s end.
It is traditional for some of the revellers to wears clothes and others to go naked, depending on their desires, for the festival is an affirmation of the beauty of both the hidden and the revealled.