Monday, April 8, 2013

Free Pass Fridays Answer: April 5

When Juan Ponce de Leon first came to Florida, it was in April just around Easter. Stories tell that he was taken by all of the flowers in full bloom. Ponce choose the name La Florida after Pascua Florida ("feast of flowers"), Spain's Easter celebration. To find out more about Florida's 500 years of European history, check out Florida DHR's website.

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