Your Friday French Fundamentals: La Fête du Muguet
fê·te du mu·guet [fɛːt dy my.ɡɛ]
The mix-up: In France, the first day of May is now thought of as la Fête du Travail (Labor Day), but this public holiday coexists with a longer-standing tradition: la Fête du Muguet.
Actual meaning: The May Day custom is to present loved ones with a little bouquet of lily-of-the-valley, or muguet, for luck, health, and happiness.
Food for thought: What better way to ring in the arrival of spring than with delicate, fragrant bell flowers?
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