How in the world is it MAY already?!
Do you celebrate May Day? It isn’t a very popular holiday in the U.S. since we ostensibly celebrate workers on Labor Day, but some cities do have parades or rallies to celebrate International Workers Day. Or maybe dancing around a Maypole to celebrate the spring is more your speed. And if we’re talking about Maypoles, it is absolutely necessary to watch the “Safety Dance” video. Sorry I’m not sorry.
9 replies on “Open Thread: Happy May Day!”
May first is usually hangover day from Queen’s Day. Which will change from next year on. Man, that’s going to be weird.
So, did they change the actual date then? I thought they just changed the name. How odd.
From next year it’s going to be April 27th, because ..I think it’s the King’s birthday? So weird.
Where I come from, May Day is not very well liked still, since we (well, I was too little, but my parents) were expected to participate in some useless march/demonstration every year. Meaning the party put you on some list if you were reported missing from the parade. So everybody trudged along, showing the world (as if the world cared) how great a country they represented. While the party elders presumably ate some caviar and shot some dissidents for fun. Communism at its most useless.
But it’s a public holiday now, so hey. Why not.
This explains why the national day of prayer began on May 2, 1952. Anything American+prayer+1950s usually equals Anti-Communist sentiments.
Er, I think the US aversion to International Workers Day is a hold over from Cold War anti-commie sentiments, but I could be wrong.
I think that’s it. The communists ruined it for everybody.
EVERYBODY LOOK AT YOUR HANDS.
The Safety Dance is always awesome. I’m more of a celebrate spring-er. I didn’t even know it was an international workers day, which is kind of cool. I’ll do my dancing later tonight, but I have been enjoying the sunshine and flowers all day long.