Categories Closerie Falaiseau Flowers and gardens French customs Happy May Day Post author By avril Post date May 2, 2019 3 Comments on Happy May Day Tags lilies of the valley ← L’abbaye de Saint Benoit → Leonardo’s Cat – Le chat de Léonard 3 replies on “Happy May Day” A pretty shot…. and wonderful light! Do you know why the tradtion of giving these on May Day? It’s actually a very long story but is said to have begun in 1561 when King Charles IX gave a sprig to his mother on May Day. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.