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Thread #46893   Message #696901
Posted By: Herga Kitty
23-Apr-02 - 06:35 PM
Thread Name: Celebrate Mayday!
Subject: RE: Celebrate Mayday!

You've certainly raised an interesting point about politics and traditions (including American isolationism).

America has Labor Day in September. IMHO the Founding Fathers wouldn't have wanted to have anything to do with left-wing Mayday celebrations. 1 May has workers' rights resonance in continental Europe but hardly any in Britain - except for the people who will be demonstrating against globalisation next week.