May 1st in France is known as "La Fête du Muguet" (Lily of the Valley Day) and is a day when people give small bouquets of lily of the valley to loved ones, friends, and acquaintances. It was in the 16th century that the tradition of offering lily of the valley was born. At that time, the feast of love was not on Valentine's Day, but on May 1st. Princes and lords made wreaths of flowers and offered them to their beloved.
I wonder where Lily of the Valley is grown because they must produce tons and tons of it for the special event on May 1 may be in Holland like tulips? Even though tulips are grown in Finistrer as well