HAPPY MAY DAY 2017!

HAPPY MAY DAY 2017! 

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May 1st is May Day!
Laugh, Dance and Sing, it’s May Day!
Celebrate Springtime!

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May Day is a holiday of traditional festivities celebrating springtime fertility. May Day celebrations usually include crowning a May Queen and dancing around a Maypole.

May Day has been celebrated in Ireland since pagan times as the Feast of Beltane.

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Coo-Coo-Ca-Choo!

The Dude:
It’s all a goddamn fake, man!
It’s like Lenin said: You look for the person who will benefit, and, uh, uh, you know…

Donny:
“I am the walrus”?

The Dude:
You know what I’m trying to say?

Donny:
“I am the walrus”

Walter Sobchak:
That fucking bitch!

The Dude:
Oh yeah!

Donny:
“I am the walrus”

Walter Sobchak:
That’s ex– SHUT THE F*CK UP DONNY!
V.I. Lenin! Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov!

Donny:
(to The Dude)
What the f*ck is he talking about?

May Day is an international public holiday celebrated specifically as “Labour Day” or “International Workers’ Day” around the world.

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In 1904 the International Socialist Conference in Amsterdam, the Sixth Conference of the Second International, called on “all Social Democratic Party organisations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on the First of May for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace.” The date was chosen for “International Workers’ Day” to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago on May 4, 1886. May Day has always been a day for demonstrations by various socialist, communist and anarchist groups since the Second International.

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May Day is one of the most important holidays in the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Cuba and Russia. May Day celebrations usually include large parades with displays of military strength.

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“The Chinaman is not the issue here!”

 

From GoHawaii.com:
It’s also Lei Day in Hawaii today!
Hawaiian floral leis are made by braiding seasonal flowers and ferns together.

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Traditional Hawaiian Haku Floral Lei

 



 

May Day! May Day! Hey, Hey, Hey! It’s the Month of May!

May Day! May Day!
Hey, hey, hey! It’s the Month of May!

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“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May….”

May 1 is the 121st day of the year.
There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year.

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May is the 5th month of the year, spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Memorial day in late May marks the start of the summer vacation season in the United States and Canada.

May’s birthstone is the Emerald which is emblematic of love and success. Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium

What’s Up in May?

May 1 – May Day!

May 1 – Lei Day in Hawaii!

May 1 – Beltane in Ireland! The first day of Summer and a public holiday on the first Monday in May. Also a “neo-pagan” holiday.

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Ireland, green fields, a rainbow and sheep!

May 1 – Mother Goose Day!
(According to the Mother Goose Society: Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987)

May 3 – National Teacher Day!

May 4- May the Fourth Be With You! Star Wars Day!

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May 5 – Cinco de Mayo!

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May 4 & 5 – Holocaust Remembrance Day! (Yom HaShoah)

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Holocaust Museum – Washington D.C.

May 6 – National Nurses Day!

May 6 – International Tuba Day!
International Tuba Day recognizes musicians around the world who struggle with the weight and size of a tuba. Founded by Joel Day, a tuba player in the Lower Merion High School Band in Philadelphia in 1979. He started Tuba Day as a result of a lack of respect for the tuba and tuba players.
Tubas come in varying sizes, weighing up to 50 pounds+
The Tuba was patented in 1835 by Wiebrecht and Moritz in Germany
The number of valves is not standard. A Tuba can have 3,4,5 or six valves

May 7 – The Kentucky Derby!

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May 7 – The Kentucky Derby!

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May 7 – Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

May 8 – Mother’s Day!

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May 13 – Friday the 13th (the only one in 2016!)

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May 14 – Buddha’s Birthday!

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May 16 – National BBQ Day!

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Full Rack of BBQ Baby Back Ribs

May 21 – Armed Forces Day!

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The Eiffel Tower 1944

May 23 – Victoria Day! (Fête de la Reine) is a Canadian public holiday celebrated in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday. Canada is the only country that commemorates Queen Victoria with an official holiday!

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O Canada! (stock photo)

May 25 – Towel Day!
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Towel Day! Don’t Panic.

May 26 – Sally Ride Day!
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was born May 26 1951, in Los Angeles, CA and died on July 23, 2012 at the age of 61, following a battle with pancreatic cancer

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May 28 – National Burger Day!

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Double BBQ Bacon Charburger with Cheese

May 30 – Memorial Day!

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USA! The United States of America!

May is also:

National Bike Month
National Barbecue Month
National Loaded Potato Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Egg Month
National Hamburger Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
National Blood Pressure Month

“While strolling through the park one day
In the merry merry month of May
I was taken by surprise
By a pair of roguish eyes
I was scared but I didn’t run away..”
Known for the lyric “While strolling through the park one day, in the merry merry month of May” –The Fountain in the Park” aka While Strolling Through (or Thru’the Park One Day is a song by Ed Haley (1862–1932) published in 1884 by Willis Woodward & Co. of New York but dating from about 1880.
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