Also known as the May lily, this flower is a lucky charm. A hint of flowery white colour and an injection of happiness to light up your and your loved ones spring.
The first meaning of the lily of the valley is the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The May lily symbolizes warmth and joy. In fact, on May 1, people give a few sprigs of the flower to loved ones as a way to wish them happiness all year long.
Lily of the valley also played a prominent role at the bals du muguet, an annual ball that was traditionally hosted throughout Europe. On this rare occasion when young people would be allowed to meet without their parents present.
Convallaria magalis, the botanical name for Lily of the Valley means “that which belongs to May,” making lily of the valley the recognized flower of the month of May, and thus, May birthdays. It is also the official flower of the zodiac sign Gemini.
Lily of the valley is a fragrant flowering plant used in religious ceremonies, world celebrations, perfumes, and in gardens. Also known as the May lily, the name means “return to happiness” and most often symbolizes chastity, purity, happiness, luck and humility. Its meaning and symbolism are represented in Christian lore and folklore, on May Day, weddings and birthdays, and in various celebrations throughout the world.