Thursday, 1 May 2008

Thursday 1 May

Labour Day today (please note the spelling), which used to be marked with marches with red flags, plenty of military ironware and patriotic or socialist sing-songs along tree-lined streets in Eastern Europe. That all fell silent 20 years ago. Only China still engages in that rigmarole.

May 1st is Beltane, the ancient start of summer, marked in Celtic Europe. Winter is over (is it?), the beasts can go to pasture and the evenings have already grown very long.

It's an overcast day today, and rain is possible.

4 comments:

  1. Have a good 1st of May Guido ...love Jan xx

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  2. jlocorriere051 May 2008 at 10:36

    What do you mean ~ winter's over? Why is it so flipping cold then?! Jeannette xx  

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  3. springangel2351 May 2008 at 12:35

    Have a great day!!
    Take care....
    Joyce

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  4. Happy May Day Guido.  Winter like weather has been making an unwanted appearance the past few mornings with heavy frost on the grass around here.
    Lisa

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