1st of may tradition in Paris

The tradition of the 1st of May in Paris

If you are in Paris on 1st of May, be sure to bring a little sprig to your location appartement paris. image credit : mondoguide.it
The 1st of May, labour and social demands day and a bank holiday in many countries of the world, is also celebrated in France, but in a rather peculiar way. At that day, each year, we see lily of the valley stalls flourish everywhere, this white flower with bells aims to bring happiness to anyone to whom it is offered, and the tradition states that we should offer a twig of lily of the valley to our close relatives and friends on that day. Where does this tradition come from? This tradition dates back to 1561, the year when King Charles IX received a twig of lily of the valley by way of lucky charm. Delighted by the flower, he offered a twig to all the ladies of the court. Each year the tradition was renewed and spread throughout the lands. Even today, on 1st of May, we offer a little twig of lily of the valley with beautiful white bells to bring good luck to family and friends.

have the chance to be in Paris?

On the 1st of May, if you have the chance to be in Paris, you will also see throughout the whole city stalls of lily of the valley. Of course everyone on that date has the right to sell flowers. If you so desire you can go and take a walk in the forest, pick these beautiful bells, wrap them in some nice glossy paper, and set up your lily of the valley stall to make some extra money or you could just simply pick these beautiful flowers and make bouquets to freshen up your location paris.The lily of the valley, flower originating from Japan, is also the symbol of spring and revitalization. If you are in Paris on 1st of May, be sure to bring a little sprig to your location appartement paris