Le muguet du 1er Mai !

1 May

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Je suis ravie que, même apres presque deux ans en France, je découvre encore des traditions françaises pour la première fois ! Mon chéri rhônalpin a brusquement sauté du lit ce matin avec quelque chose d’urgent à faire dehors. Je n’avais pas cru son histoire d’avoir envie d’ “acheter le journal”. J’étais très surprise quand il est rentré avec un tout mignon bouquet de muguet !

C’est une tradition française d’offrir un brin de muguet pour le premier mai - la fête du travail.

 

I am so glad that, even after almost two years in France, I am still experiencing French traditions for the first time! My alpine chéri abnormally jumped out of bed this morning with something urgent that he needed to attend to outside. I did not exactly buy his “fetching the newspaper” excuse. I was completely surprised when he came home with a muguet (Lily of the Valley) bouquet !

It is French tradition to offer loved ones this flower on May 1st – la fête du travail (Labor Day/May Day).

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P.S. Know-it-all Google !

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10 Responses to “Le muguet du 1er Mai !”

  1. grenobloise May 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    More info about the muguet (it also means good luck and happiness!):

    http://www.lemagfemmes.com/fetes-populaires/premier-mai-fete-du-travail-et-fete-du-muguet.html

  2. Gwan May 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    Lucky you! I think this is my 5th (non-consecutive) May 1st in France, and no-one has given me any muguet yet :( I didn’t even see anyone out selling it today, too rainy!

    • grenobloise May 1, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

      Oh no- boo! You can’t even buy yourself one! It may also be a regional thing.. or may vary from city to city. I live in the center of Grenoble; quite an active (and saturated!) little city, especially the center with all the markets, which was packed with people on the streets today; even with the stormy weather and all.

  3. emilieandleassecrets May 3, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Hey miss !

    Ravie qu’il t’ai fait découvrir ça !!!
    Ça te dirais qu’on aille boire un verre la semaine prochaine, j’ai un truc pour toi ramené de voyage.
    Xoxo
    Emilie

    • grenobloise May 3, 2013 at 8:35 am #

      Salut Emilie !!
      La semaine prochaine je pars en Alsace. Je reviens lundi et je pars encore le 14 ou 15 (donc soit lundi/mardi soit le fin de mai — avec plaisir!!!!!).
      Gros bisous ~

      • emilieandleassecrets May 3, 2013 at 8:48 am #

        oh mince j’ai peur que ça ne puisse pas attendre, sinon juste un moment demain si tu peux ?

        • grenobloise May 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

          Ah oui, j’ai oublié demain haha. Oui ça marche !

        • grenobloise May 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

          ooups j’ai qqch de prevu demain soir vers 20h30.. mais le fin l’apres midi peut-etre ?

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