Laundress Day: Bon Fête Des Blanchisseuses!

A Celebration for Women

This French celebration has celebrated the laundress since the 18th century. The holiday originally run by a laundresses guild. I made a slideshow, in recognition of this special day, highlighting laundresses in history. It focuses on the 18th century, but touches upon heroic women through history. In recent years this has become a popular woman’s holiday in France. To read more about what laundresses did, and specifically those following the army, check this out.

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“All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut.”
~ ANNE BRONTE

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