Fête du Travail

Since 1947, the Fête du Travail, on 1st May, has been a paid public holiday in France. It is a legal requirement that on this day, all employees are entitled to a paid holiday. Traditionally a day on which trade unions protest in large cities, it is also la fête du muguet (Lily-of-the-Valley Day), on which it is customary to exchange lily-of-the-valley flowers for good luck.

The Lily of the Valley

The Lily of the Valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

via Fête du Travail: information and maps – France.fr

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