Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Le muguet porte bonheur - Lily of the valley for Luck

Bouquet de MuguetChers amis, Dear friends,
On 1st May 1561,  King Charles IX  decided to offer every Lady in the Cour a Lily of the Valley flower, as a lucky charm. It was the day before his coronnation. This tradition is still valid 452 years later in France, as we still offer each one another Lily of the Valley for good luck.
Voilà 452 ans, aujourd'hui, que perdure, en France, la coutume d'offrande du muguet. C'est, en effet, le 1er mai 1561 que le roi Charles IX, à la veille de son couronnement, décida d'offrir à toutes les dames de la Cour un brin de muguet, en guise de porte-bonheur.

Happy "fête du muguet".

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