Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday Musings

Today is Toussaint Day in France, known here as All Saints Day. Traditionally in France, chrysanthemums are in abundance in the markets on Toussaint Day.  Many people visit cemeteries and place these colorful flowers on the graves of loved ones. In France, Toussaint Day is one of the most respected national public holidays, with all offices and shops closed.  The day generally beginning with All Saints Mass to remember the Catholic Saints as well as honoring relatives. This is followed by a visit to the family graves with the flowers, and a special lunch with loved ones. If you celebrate Toussaint Day may love fill your heart so that you may share such abundance with those still here with us as well as those who have departed. ♥

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