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May Day?

April 23rd 2006, 12:23 PM
Peasant Female Finland
I realise I'm a bit early, but... to avoid yet another "happy this-and-that" -thread, let me ask if any of you have any plans for May Day?
If you're wondering why anyone should have plans at all for May Day, you just don't live in Finland. There probably are other countries who make the most of it, though. Anyone?

As for me, nothing fixed so far. Seems like it'll be hanging out with my boyfriend and his mates. Maybe we'll get a barbeque somehow, that'd be cool, it's almost warm enough for grilling things outdoors
April 23rd 2006, 01:07 PM
Peasant Male United States
Wanderer of the Wasteland 
May Day as in "the first day of May"? We dont have that here in the US. Interesting cultural tradition you have there in Finland Sharp.

The Vault Dweller
April 23rd 2006, 02:32 PM
We do have it in some parts...especially in Nebraska, my home state. It was pretty big there. Now I'm in South Dakota, so I don't have any plans really.
April 23rd 2006, 03:08 PM
Noble United States steam
Daniel, there are clowns. 
The first of May? I shalt be hitting it, verily.
April 23rd 2006, 03:35 PM
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
4th of may is the remembering of war victims and 5th is the country independence day for the Netherlands.
April 23rd 2006, 05:03 PM
The April 25 (tommorrow) is Anzac day for New Zealand and Australia. That is our day for remembering war heroes. We even have what is referred to as a "dawn parade", where people go out at dawn to celebrate and pay respect to the soldiers and their victories, as well as to mourn their losses and those that died. Of course like a lot of western countries we wear poppies on the day and some of the days on both side of it.
April 23rd 2006, 09:38 PM
Peasant Male Canada
I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to.I guess. 
I'll be starting my new job. Yay. Can't you see how excited I am?

Oh, and I like the ides more. There's one every month.
April 23rd 2006, 10:05 PM
Peasant Female Canada
We always celebrate May Day Weekend around here.Big party, lots of booze.I'll be staying home, doing laundry or something equally exciting.
April 23rd 2006, 10:08 PM
In the states we have Labor Day (first monday of September.) My mom remembers having maypoles and such on May Day, though.
April 24th 2006, 12:19 AM
Peasant Male United States
Wanderer of the Wasteland 
I'm so surprised...I've never even HEARD of this "May Day" celebration. Wow...

The Vault Dweller
April 24th 2006, 07:53 AM
Noble Male United States xbox steam
Super Sexy Tal Pal 
I will probably be scratching myself in inappropriate places.
April 24th 2006, 10:21 AM
Peasant Male Netherlands steam
Olde Time Dinkere 
April 24th 2006, 11:21 AM
Er... I AM wondering why anyone should have plans at all for May Day. I never have had...
Hm... Strange.
Uh... I DO have a plan. Sitting on the chair, as I do every day.
April 24th 2006, 12:10 PM
MayDay MayDay i'm going down!
April 24th 2006, 01:15 PM
Bard Male Netherlands
I object 
That was the first thing I was thinking too...
April 24th 2006, 06:09 PM
We have a labour day here too. Not sure about the date, though.
April 25th 2006, 04:00 AM
Peasant Female Finland
Yeah. May Day is the labour day in Finland... it used to be about parades and workers' rights and celebrating accomplishments. Today it's about kids getting drunk and scattering balloons and streamers around. And wearing your student overalls (don't ask. Norway does something like this, too) and student's cap, if you have one.
Some people having a May Day picnic in Helsinki
April 25th 2006, 07:53 AM
Peasant United States
keep it real 
i know what may day is and im from michigan. thats also what they say when you are on a plane and you are going to die, isnt it? "MAY DAY! MAY DAY! WERE GOING TO fudgeING DIE!!"