Happy first of May from France.

30 Apr

May we present you with   some lily of the valley to fill your day with the most subtle scent a flower can offer?

It is said  when the world was created, this delicate  flower decorated the door of Paradise and every time a good man or woman entered it, its tiny bells would tinkle. This highly poisonous  flower was supposed to be  gifted to identify virtuous people.  Paradoxical, isn’t it?  😉

Team France.

A few sprigs for you.

A few sprigs for you.


Posted by on April 30, 2013 in France, Traditions


6 responses to “Happy first of May from France.

  1. Giovanna

    May 1, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Thanks for such heavenly story, that scent is one of my favourites! … I guess the flower would be harmless to virtuous people, poisonous to the others 😉

  2. MrsU

    May 1, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Nice legend and beautiful flowers 🙂 Did some research on the French tradition of offering lily of the valley on May 1st…Thank you for the flowers 🙂

  3. mrsc14

    May 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    A lovely story about a lovely flower.
    Do you also wash your face in the morning dew?

  4. Marie-France

    May 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    @ mrsc: morning dew, not really as the dew is still too cold . Have never seen anyone do this :-)Where did you get that info from? 😉

  5. Merle Germany

    May 2, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Interesting story… 🙂
    and I like the flower

  6. Hugo France 6eB

    May 6, 2013 at 11:29 am

    This is a beautiful bouquet.


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