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distress call (derived from french : m'aide) lit. help me

A public holiday (in may) in the united kingdom.
may-day, may-day we have lost control of the aircraft
by djgreen_uk August 26, 2006
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Day of international resistance and solidarity against capitalism.

Originally a day of carnivalesque suspension of the social order of work and control, prevalent among peasant communities in mediaeval Europe. A continuation of earlier pagan festivities which continued in a syncretic way during the Christian era, with rituals such as the maypole retained. (This was originally a pagan fertility ritual).

It became a focus of international resistance for two reasons: firstly, because the campaign for Mayday to be made into a holiday was an important early campaign of the workers' movement, and secondly and more importantly, because of the Haymarket martyrs, anarchists stitched up over a bombing at a protest.
It has become an important focal point for resistance in recent years in countries such as Britain and Australia, and for a longer time in Germany. Anarchist, anti-capitalist and direct action events have been organised, as well as left-wing demonstrations and parades.
by annoyed anarchist May 05, 2004
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There are very few countries that celebrate mayday the way it deserves to be celebrated.

First of all, common misunderstanding is that mayday is 1st may. The real mayday starts 30th april and continues to very morning of first may (and sometimes even further).

It once used to be a celebration of working people, but this has been long forgotten. Nowadays, hardly anyone remembers (or cares) about the history of mayday.

The one and only proper way to celebrate mayday is pissup. Getting drunk out of your skull. Getting wasted. Whatever works for you as long as you can't walk straight.

The celebration includes (in addition to alcohol) balloons, serpentine and students doing things they regret later.
On the mayday week, alcohol sells 65% more than on any other week during the year.

More people die in alcoholic poisoning on mayday than on any other day of the year.
by Pasi Hirvonen May 02, 2004
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Not sure about this one but possibly from the French "m'aidez" or Help Me!
M'aidez! M'aidez! Help me! Help me!
by Tag May 04, 2004
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1. A Communistic Holiday (When the Russian's used to drive the army though red square)
2. Really tall black ladie in a bond film.
3. Wicken holiday, something to do with furtility
This May Day, the Kent States cops busted our keg party!
This is a wonderful May Day parade.
Ahhhhhhh May Day what a lovly ladie you are.
by john kozlowski October 27, 2005
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A Washington College tradition, starting back in the 1960's, in which people get naked and dance around a flagpole on the campus green. If that wasn't enough, think about the hundreds of people who stare and watch like perverts.
I saw Joe Blow taking a piss infront of a PS officer on May Day!

Why are there always more guys naked than girls on May Day?
by Random Naked Girl May 02, 2006
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when black kids beat the white kids on the first of may
oh it is mayday lets beat up the white kids
by gregory5579 July 10, 2006
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