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#PTTravel 2022-05-01: May Day/Workers Day

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A1 As far as I know, #MayDay isn't a big observance in the States. The only references I heard is how it relates to fertility celebrations. #PTTravel

kate_frankie

replying to @JKatzaman @JKatzaman I wonder if it was European originally? I know it has Pagan roots.
Incidentally, I watched the film Midsommar not long ago, which is a thriller. I don't know that it made me feel joy and happiness about those festivals 😳😬 #PTTravel

JKatzaman
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A2 Spring or summer is marked by the ritual passing of the sunburn ointment. #PTTravel

RTWBarefoot
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replying to @kate_frankie @kate_frankie I am away at the end of this month but I'm not quite sure where yet as it depends largely on other people. #pttravel

I did take advantage of it not raining today and went for a 7¾ mile walk through suburbia.

JKatzaman
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replying to @RTWBarefoot @RTWBarefoot @kate_frankie Bonus points if you did it barefoot. #PTTravel

RTWBarefoot
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replying to @JKatzaman @JKatzaman @kate_frankie hahaa. I did not, because some of the pavements here are very knobbly, but my walking sandals are falling apart so I might as well have done :D #pttravel

JKatzaman
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A3 If anyone got May 1 off, people would go into shock. The big labor holiday is Labor Day in September. They stayed up all night thinking of that name. #PTTravel

aok_NW
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replying to @JKatzaman @JKatzaman If you ask anyone, most people don’t even know why Labor Day was established. End of summer & three day weekend are the standard answers. #pttravel

JKatzaman
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replying to @aok_NW @aok_NW It was probably a good time for politicians to be in a parade before the elections. #PTTravel

kate_frankie
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replying to @JKatzaman @JKatzaman Do you have any national days at this time of the year? I can't think of the USA ones off the top of my head. Is 4th July next? #PTTravel

JKatzaman
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replying to @kate_frankie @kate_frankie #MemorialDay is next, the last Monday in May, the unofficial start of summer. #PTTravel

JKatzaman
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A4 This was yesterday, but by then it was already May 1 in Asia. #PTTravel

JKatzaman
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A5 Travel has to coincidence with time off during two work schedules. There was an outside hope of that happening this year, but 2023 is the next option. #PTTravel

JKatzaman
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A6 If you can find an early May holiday, you deserve to take a trip. At least you'll beat the summer rush. #PTTravel