Happy May Day

Today is Labor Day in France which meant lots of vendors were selling small sprigs of muguet (translation: lilies-of-the-valley) on the street for about a euro. Apparently you’re supposed to give these muguets to people special in your life as a “porte-bonheur” AKA good luck charm. This began back in 1561 when King Charles IX of France received a lily of the valley as a good luck charm… thus a French tradition began.

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