Yesterday was Lily of the Valley Day (La Fête du Muguet). This is a holiday in France celebrated by giving Lily of the Valley bouquets to friends and loved ones to wish them happiness and good luck in celebration of the arrival of spring. The story goes back to 1560 when a knight named Louis Girard gave King Charles IX a bouquet of Lily of the Valley for luck and prosperity for the coming year. From then on King Charles IX would give the ladies of his court Lily of the Valley bouquets every year on May 1st to spread this good fortune.
Lily of the Valley is supposed to bring luck in love, and has been seen in many royal wedding bouquets including those of Queen Victoria, Princess Astrid of Sweden, Grace Kelly, and Kate Middleton. It can also symbolize purity, sweetness, sincerity, youth, and motherhood. Each year, in honor of this lovely tradition, The Glam Pad celebrates by featuring ways to bring a a little lily of the valley into your life.