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Labour Day

Postby Delodephius » Fri 01 May 2009 12:23 pm

Today is Labour Day, May 1st, or the International Workers Day as it is call here in Ex-Communist countries. Already yesterday people packed their stuff and went on a four day camping trip to a nearest park or some piece of woodland. In my town we go to the shores of a canal that runs outside it.

May 1 is a national holiday in Albania, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, China, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia (locally known as Hari Buruh), Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Lebanon,Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, the Philippines (spelled as "Labor Day"), Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Serbia, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

In Slovenia, Serbia and Ukraine, May 2 is also a national holiday.
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Re: Labour Day

Postby SamD » Fri 01 May 2009 2:47 pm

Here in the USA, we celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday in September.
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Re: Labour Day

Postby linguoboy » Fri 01 May 2009 3:42 pm

Lá Bealtaine shona daoibh! Go mbeannaí Crom bhur gcuid caorach!
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Re: Labour Day

Postby imbecilica » Fri 01 May 2009 5:07 pm

We call it May Day here in Australia.
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Re: Labour Day

Postby Talib » Fri 01 May 2009 6:45 pm

To me, May Day and Labour Day are totally different holidays. May Day is a day of action, strikes and protests and stuff. Labour Day is just a day off at the end of summer.
linguoboy wrote:Lá Bealtaine shona daoibh! Go mbeannaí Crom bhur gcuid caorach!
Don't get me wrong, Gaeilge is a wonderful language and I wish them only success in reviving it, but when I see words like "gcuid" I have to wonder.
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Re: Labour Day

Postby linguoboy » Fri 01 May 2009 7:34 pm

Talib wrote:Don't get me wrong, Gaeilge is a wonderful language

Or "Irish", as we call it in your language.

and I wish them only success in reviving it

You know it's not dead, right?

but when I see words like "gcuid" I have to wonder.

I might be able to take a remark like this seriously were it written in any other language than English.
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Re: Labour Day

Postby formiko » Fri 01 May 2009 8:26 pm

SamD wrote:Here in the USA, we celebrate Labor Day on the first Monday in September.


But Americans NEVER take off work! Doesn't anyone realize that? Americans never take vacations, we work 80 hours a week, and when we are FORCED to take our 3 days off a year, we just watch TV. Plus, if malls were closed when we DO take a day off, we flip out and start shooting people because we're overworked. :)
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Re: Labour Day

Postby Declan » Fri 01 May 2009 9:19 pm

May Day is what I'd call it, and it has nothing to do with Labour in my mind.

BTW, gcuid is perfectly regular and predictable, and the c is silent. Irish spelling is much better than English spelling.
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Re: Labour Day

Postby Talib » Fri 01 May 2009 9:33 pm

linguoboy wrote:Or "Irish", as we call it in your language.
Or Gaeilge as its speakers call it.
You know it's not dead, right?
Who said a language had to be dead in order to be revived? Welsh never died, did it?
I might be able to take a remark like this seriously were it written in any other language than English.
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Re: Labour Day

Postby Sobekhotep » Fri 01 May 2009 9:50 pm

Apparently there were some violent protests in nations such as Germany, Greece, & Turkey.
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