Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day


It's the first of May and the weather is perfect. The stores, schools, and offices are all closed. Like many other countries, France honors the labor union movement today and multiple manifestations are on tap. But it's also traditional to offer lilies of the valley (muguet de bois) today and in fact, it's the one day (I'm told) that anyone can sell them on the street without a permit. You can bet I'll be buying me some!

2 comments:

EMMELYN said...

Hi
Well at least I've got something to look forward too today (dreading the thought that all stores will be closed in Paris...)I can buy a few muguet de bois to put in my room! Thank you. :)))) bonne journee

Anonymous said...

careful, beautiful as they are, toxic to cats and dogs :(

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