Posts made in May, 2013

Lily of the Valley on Labour Day

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Lily of the Valley on Labour Day

In France, Labour Day – la Fête des travailleurs – is on May 1st. How does one celebrate Labour Day in France? Why by giving and receiving sprigs of Lily of the Valley of course, or even better, by offering chocolates decorated with this harbinger of spring. Lily of the Valley has symbolised spring since the Middle Ages. King Charles IX , having received a sprig as a good luck charm on the first of May in 1561, decided to offer this delicate flower to the ladies of the Court on May 1 each year. In Paris, at the beginning of the XXth Century, French couturiers started offering...

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