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!