Take part in the 5 May commemorations on St Helena from a distance by laying a funeral bouquet

Commemoration
from 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
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Saint Helena Napoleonic Heritage (a non-profit association under Helenian law, whose aim is to preserve the memory of the Emperor on St Helena) is offering an online service to all those who would like to be part of the bicentenary commemorations of Napoleon’s death on the island: have a personalised mini-wreath of “everlasting flowers” placed on the Emperor’s tomb on 5 May 2021.

Take part in the 5 May commemorations on St Helena from a distance by laying a funeral bouquet
© SHNH 2021

Access to St Helena being more than likely impossible during 2021 due to covid restrictions, this opportunity is a small comfort for all those who would have liked  to attend the bicentary commemorations there this year. The flowers (known in French as “immortelles”) will be collected on the island, evoking the gift sent to Napoleon by Lady Moira in 1817 for his garden at Longwood…. Each wreath will be labelled with the name, surname and country of its sponsor. A photo will be sent to the donor after the order has been placed.

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