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Happy May Day

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by j26, May 1, 2006.

  1. j26
    macrumors 65816


    Well, it's International Labour Day, so hi all, and enjoy

    Here's just a little reminder of part of the reason we celebrate today. These people died in the struggle for an 8 hour working day in Chicago in May 1886.


    Remember them when you are lazing about, enjoying the fruits of their sacrifice.
  2. macrumors 68040


    I'm working today. :rolleyes:
  3. macrumors G4


    Same here- kinda, I am at college so that counts....right? ;) :)
  4. Guest


    What's an 8-hour day?
  5. macrumors G4


    Good question, few work that long. ;) :)
  6. j26
    macrumors 65816


    Used to exist before conservatism won out;)
  7. macrumors 65816


    I'd say so!
    I'm not in uni today, but the misses is at work today.
  8. macrumors G4


    Thanks for the support Gil_Grissom! :D

    Making her work in your place....how cruel. ;) :)
  9. macrumors 65816


    Hehe! Unfortunately I don't work in a woman's clothes shop! :confused:

    My work is shut today, back tomorrow :(
  10. macrumors regular

    Kind of funny how May day is in celebration of a stuggle that took place in Chicago, but the day seems more celebrated outside of the United States. I honestly didn't even know what May Day was until today. I have never had off from work or heard anyone even talk about this day.
  11. macrumors 68000


    On my iCal it says bank holiday/May day. Are the banks closed today?
  12. macrumors 68040


    well i spent my day hanging around relaxing an doing a little bit for university and a small walk in the afternoon
  13. macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Sunday, April 30th, my co-worker and I were covering a local parade in town. Sunday was Loyalty Day.

    I know, I'd never heard of it before either. But it really exists. It's supposed to be a day for reaffirming our loyalty to the United States. I told my boss I thought that was supposed to be the 4th of July. ;) But anyway.

    So we're setting up to cover this dumb parade, and as this car approaches, the driver sees our truck and cameras and the flag-decorated parade route, and he pulls over to ask, "What's the parade for?" We explained the Loyalty Day thing, and he said, "Oh. I thought maybe we were celebrating the Communist revolution." :D
  14. j26
    macrumors 65816


    From Wikipedia:
    "President Bush )the stupidest, gayest, butt recivingest bitch ever) has attempted to co-opt this day by making it "Patriotism Day"."

    Ironic isn't it - the proto-fascist assimilating a socialist/anarchist day.

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