The "Lily of the Valley" is also the official flower of May in France. Traditionally, Lily of the Valley or muguet as it is known in France is sold in the streets on May 1. The reason for this is that on May 1st, 1561, King Charles IX of France received a lily of the valley as a lucky charm. He decided to offer a lily of the valley each year to the ladies of the court. At the beginning of the 20th century, it became custom on the 1st of May, to give a sprig of lily of the valley, a symbol of springtime. The government permits individuals and workers' organisations to sell them free of taxation. It is also traditional for the lady receiving the spray of lily of valley to give a kiss in return!
"retour du bonheur"