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.
“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