Toussaint, or All Saint’s Day, is celebrated across France on November 1 each year. The Catholic holiday honors all the saints recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. In honor of La Toussaint, November 1 is a jours férié, a public holiday.
Because these flowers are traditionally placed in cemeteries, they are very rarely seen growing in gardens.
Also do not take chrysanthemums to a French hostess of a dinner party. You will definitely get a strange look.
|Photographer:||Malcolm Reynard - personal website|