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April 30th, 2010, 11:47 am

Happy May Day (Beltaine) feest! Now that Samhain is over.
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April 30th, 2010, 1:27 pm

Happy Beltaine! The moon is/was recently full, the hawthornes are blooming but we did get a few cm of snow yesterday.I say, can we celebrate Beltaine with donuts?
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April 30th, 2010, 1:43 pm

We have flowering trees and shrubs in full bloom everywhere right now and I am going out to take some pictures today.One of my favorites: Lilacs
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April 30th, 2010, 1:52 pm

from France A tradition from the 1 of may.
 
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April 30th, 2010, 1:53 pm

Lily of the Valley (for us, at least). What do you call it?
 
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April 30th, 2010, 3:13 pm

Muguet In France the 1st of May is "la fete du travail" (labour day) and people sell those flowers to celebrate that. I will search the reason later .
 
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April 30th, 2010, 3:27 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXMuguet In France the 1st of May is "la fete du travail" (labour day) and people sell those flowers to celebrate that. I will search the reason later .sounds nicer in French , like "Le Big Mac, Royale"
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April 30th, 2010, 3:43 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXMuguet In France the 1st of May is "la fete du travail" (labour day) and people sell those flowers to celebrate that. I will search the reason later .sounds nicer in French , like "Le Big Mac, Royale"In Mac do in france we have better, "Le royal de luxe". Funny when you go to Mac Do, ask a royal deluxe and get that where is my caviar ?
 
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May 1st, 2010, 8:26 am

For the origin of the 1st of May being a holiday in France. It appears in 1941 under the government of Vichy (a very unglorious part of the modern french history). Petain made this decision in order to "satisfy" the manufacturers ...The story of "muguet" is far much more romantic . It's because at the 1st of May 1561, Charles IX decided to offer those flowers to all the ladies of the royal court. A lady offered him ablade of lily of the valley, the previous year and he enjoyed it so much that he decided to create this tradition.
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