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Happy May Day.....

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  • Started 6 years ago by Lighthouse
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Lighthouse
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......to you all. I want to see you all dancing round those poles today :)

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Smashpmk712
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Lighthouse, is this a holiday in France?

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Lighthouse
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Hi Smash. It's a holiday in Europe & America & various other places. Goes back to just after the beginning of mankind

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Smashpmk712
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You know I don't think i had ever heard of it until now. but I suppose i could have just searched on Google for it. I did and found good ole' wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day look at the part about the Americas. I guess thats where doorbell ditching came from .....

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Lighthouse
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doorbell ditching?

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Smashpmk712
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when you ring the doorbell and hide in the bushes and laugh. kids in the USA do it for fun .... not so fun for the receiving party

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i have never celebrated may day before

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Lighthouse
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jack. you must get out more :)

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ScottW
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Lighthouse, we never celebrated May Day in my house growing up. And while it is known here in America, it gets very little play on the news or in schools and offices. So, for those to whom May Day is a big deal, I'm interested to know what does it mean to you? I can read the wikipedia article but that won't tell me what it means to real people and how it is received in different countries. So, please, enlighten me.

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Scott
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I doubt it was coincidence this happened today,
http://www.reuters.com/article.....38;sp=true

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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hey i get out enough but ya know i gotta hold it down on here too. ;)

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Smashpmk712
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@jack, I think that lighthouse was saying that you need to get out more if you have not heard of may day not that you are on HTG too much.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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well i knew about it i have just never celebrated any think for it

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Lighthouse
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@ScottW. It is nowadays mostly only celebrated in small villages, and the dancing done by children.
But it also a special time for getting married, as it is a celebration of fertility.

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