Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Toussaint

Yesterday was Toussaint. It's an important French holiday. Everything was closed to enable people to visit the cemteries and honor their ancestors. Despite a steady light rain, several cars made their way to our village cemetery for family members to place flowers on the graves. This morning I captured some images of their offerings,

2 comments:

  1. I have never found anyone who could explain to me why chrysanthemums are used for Toussaint. Can you?

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  2. I can't find anything definitive either. My guess is that because Toussaint is Nov. 1st, chrysanthemums are the only thing blooming, thus reasonably priced!

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