Autumn - La Toussaint

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.

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Région: Languedoc-Roussillon
Département: Hérault
Commune: Béziers
Photographer: Malcolm Reynard - personal website
Autumn - La Toussaint