Last night, as my husband returned from work, he brought me home some Good Luck. In France, on May 1st, small bouquets if lily of the valley are given with special thoughts and good luck wishes. My husband gave me my muguet early.
This tradition goes back to the Renaissance, when Charles IX, King of France from 1560 to 1574, gave muguet to those around him as good luck charms. Lily of the valley bloom in the spring making them perfect to celebrate the new season, the arrival of longer days and to wish for future blessings. This tradition is also celebrated in Switzerland, Belgium and in Andorra. Joyeux 1er Mai ! Happy May Day!