Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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    1. Isn’t that for May 8th, to commemorate the end of WWII? Or maybe I don’t remember correctly. I left France 23 years ago!… I did a quick search and found that the President reviews the troops on that day and lays a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Where I lived I believe that, while there was no official ceremony, the cenotaph of my town also had wreaths on that day.

  1. I didn’t know there was a poppy for the animals too! Of course, they should be remembered! It feels very strange to live in “enemy territory”. There’s no mention of the end of the war. When I was living in England, I would actively look for poppy sellers and buy some poppies from them. Does Sweden mark this date somehow?

      1. Wow! That’s very impressive… I didn’t know. When I was living in France, our school teachers urged us to always go to the wreath-laying in November and in May. Every year, there were fewer and fewer veterans present. Thank you for the link on the purple poppy. I now remember seeing the purple wraith but I wasn’t sure what it was about.

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