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may day?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
whats it all about? do you celebrate this in your area?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    No...but it's over half way to Summer and nice to have the bank holiday :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I remember when I was in primary school I used to do "may pole" dancing..that was funny.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    the one in padstow,cornwall is a tad weird.i understand its the begining of summer,but why all the morris dancers etc?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    May Day is an opportunity for anarchist thugs to protest against the capitalist system, usually. Which is stupid, as the capitalist system works. Well, just about anyway.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stargalaxy wrote:
    May Day is an opportunity for anarchist thugs to protest against the capitalist system, usually. Which is stupid, as the capitalist system works. Well, just about anyway.
    ive never heard that before :confused:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    DEANO MAC wrote:
    ive never heard that before :confused:
    Well, can you think of any other reason?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stargalaxy wrote:
    May Day is an opportunity for anarchist thugs to protest against the capitalist system, usually. Which is stupid, as the capitalist system works. Well, just about anyway.

    Spoken like a true Tory.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    bad seed wrote:
    Spoken like a true Tory.
    :yeees: Believe me, I'm no Tory.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Exeter Socialist Students are having some fund raising thing at a local indie club. Cant be arsed to go though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stargalaxy wrote:
    :yeees: Believe me, I'm no Tory.

    Pff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stargalaxy wrote:
    Well, can you think of any other reason?
    i thought it could be a chance for all the closet queens to "come out",dressing up n all that.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well, it's my Dad's Birthday!! We celebrate that.

    Used to do maypole dancing and country dancing when I was at infant school. Also took those crepe paper maypole things in. Never really sure of the point but it meant that we didn't have lessons and just wandered around. It was cool.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    May day is great for watching the news.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In the town where I went to school just outiside Belfast they have a maypole thing every year. Doesn't exactly toot my horn though so I never go.

    Tonight I was at a May Day thing in Edinburgh, watching pagans do scary things with fire stark bollock naked. Pretty fun night with a few beers, and I got this juggling thing from an old bloke I shared a spliff with. Gotta love pagans!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As to Stargalaxy's point - Mayday in the UK is all about the starting of summer, maypoles, etc. In the rest of the world it's the international day of Labour, Labour day, etc - hence the protest stuff
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    Over here, as Jim said, no one works on may day, so no school/university either. And it's a custom to make a ring of flowers stolen from other people's gardens and hang it over your door until the next year.

    This year though, May Day is on the 11th instead of the 1st, because it happened to be the same day as Easter...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    fuck the system man!

    mayday means nothing to me except a day off school which i didn't even have the luxury of having today as my teacher made the school open just to teach us...and on an awful hangover too :(
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Jim V wrote:
    As to Stargalaxy's point - Mayday in the UK is all about the starting of summer, maypoles, etc. In the rest of the world it's the international day of Labour, Labour day, etc - hence the protest stuff
    It's a fertility festival, hence dancing around the May pole. The Bel fire, which couples can hold hands and jump over is supposed to make you more fertile.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well I got up early, put on my finest morris dancer clobber, had a bit of a boogie, smacked my stick with some other similarly dressed people, then got a mohican cut, put some tartan suspenders on and went and trashed a local McDonalds. What a day. And I've got a Russian exam tomorrow!


    Me and my extreme morris dancer homies
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    turlough wrote:
    fuck the system man!

    mayday means nothing to me except a day off school which i didn't even have the luxury of having today as my teacher made the school open just to teach us...and on an awful hangover too :(

    haha.
  • Teh_GerbilTeh_Gerbil Stalin's Organist Posts: 13,327
    May Day is the Day of the worker, except in the UK it seems! Oh well.
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    While other folks march, we dance around poles! Makes sense... I suppose!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's a week till my birthday, I'll celebrate that.

    Other than that, it just feels like a lazy sunday. Thing is I should be revising.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was working :(

    But, yay, double pay! :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Actually it is becoming more usual to have a May Day protest in C London. There was some stuff on the 29th but 'twas pretty low-key htis year I think.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Remember when I was a kid, I'd go watch the marathon and cheer them on, whilst collecting all the wet sponges and smack me mates with them in their faces.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Last May day I danced around a Maypole and jumped the Belfire and played tribal drums in a teepee.
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