Saturday, 1 May 2010
Just a quick hello today to wish a Happy first of May!
In France it's traditional to give a bouquet of muget (lily-of-the-valley) today because, given on this day they are a 'porte-bonheur', a lucky charm. On street corners and near the stairs going down to the métro people will be selling these flowers by the bunches today, as it is a public holiday and, for once, French laws relax a little and anyone can sell them without a license, but for today only. So there will be lily-of-the-valley pushed through the button holes of jackets, tiny bunches in long hair, children walking around with them in bouquets, and here and there a forgotten flower laying on the street.