Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2012
When I googled May Day today, these 3 explanations came up on Wikipedia. I found it very interesting that when you repeat it 3x it's a distress call. Very fitting for this point in time. I think the many many people of the earth are calling May Day May Day May Day as well as Mother Earth. We need help! Keep Safe and PEACEFUL today! Stay Strong!
International Workers' Day (also known as May Day) is a celebration of the international labour movement and left-wing movements. It commonly sees organized street demonstrations and marches by working people and their labour unions throughout most of the world. May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries. It is also celebrated unofficially in many other countries. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Workers%27_Day
May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day
Mayday is an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications. It derives from the French venez m'aider, meaning "come help me".
It is used to signal a life-threatening emergency primarily by mariners and aviators, but in some countries local organisations such as police forces, firefighters, and transportation organizations also use the term. 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, and to distinguish an actual Mayday call from a message about a Mayday call. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayday