May Day & Mayday

1 May 2010 – May- born in Sep, Happy May Day!

1st May/May Day is synonymous with Labour Day International Workers’ Day, a day of political demonstrations and celebrations organised by the unions, anarchists, and socialist groups; also it is a public holiday for the countries celebrating this day. The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian, with the festival of Flora, Roman Goddess of flowers. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or christianized during the process of conversion in Europe. A more secular version of May Day continues to be observed in Europe and America. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the Maypole, to welcome spring in pagan cultures.

SOS is the commonly used description for the international Morse code distress signal  · · · — — — · · · This distress signal was first adopted by the German government in radio regulations in 1905. With the development of audio radio transmitters, there was a need for a spoken distress phrase. Mayday was adopted by 1927 International Radio Convention as an emergency code word used internationally as a distress signal in radio communications. It derives from the French venez m’aider=come and help me, a signal for life-threatening emergency. The call is always given three times in a row ‘mayday-mayday-mayday’ to prevent mistaking it for some similar-sounding phrase under noisy conditions.

May Special Dates:

1 May – Happy May Day

5 May – Happy Cinco De Mayo

6 May – Happy Bdays WONG Wai Kit & Jan SOSA

10 May – Happy Bday Andrew LAM

13 May – Happy Bday Susannah LAM

17 May – Happy Bday LAM Poh Chee & hurra for 17 mai

18 May – Happy Bday Helen VICKERY-YEO

23 May – Happy Bday Yasmine AMEEN

27 May – Happy Bdays LAM Sui Chang & Karen LIM

28 May – Happy Bday Vanessa LAM

30 May– Happy Bday Hans Kristian HUSTAD

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers – Thomas Tusser