Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Primrose Day, England

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
The anniversary of the death (1881) of British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, the season in England when primroses are at their best. Primroses are placed on Disraeli's statue in Parliament Square, London today.

However, it’s all a case of mistaken identity. There was a mistaken idea that the primrose was Lord Beaconsfield's favourite flower, since Queen Victoria sent them to his funeral. And so the custom took root and flowers to this day.

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