The French tradition of giving lily-of-the-valley flowers (Muguet-du-Bois) on May Day is believed to have begun on May 1st, 1561, when King Charles IX of France offered all the ladies of the Court a bouquet of lily-of-the-valley as a token of luck and prosperity for the coming year.
While they sat there gazing upon the wonders of the Eiffel Tower he leaned in close and whispered french in her ear. She still didn't understand the words he spoke but she loved every bit. She leaned her head on his shoulder and they enjoyed the seconds as they passed. He then lifted her chin with his finger and kissed her forehead. "Welcome to France, my dear," he said.