Happy May Day, Or If In America, Happy Loyalty Day


Morris Dancing in Oxford, via wikipedia

May Day doesn't get a lot of play in North America, having become too closely identified with Commies (Congress renamed it Loyalty Day in 1958 to celebrate " the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States" ) but it in fact has green roots, celebrating the completion of seeding of the fields, springtime fertility and giving the farmworkers a day off after all their hard work.

So happy May Day to our international readers, and Happy Loyalty Day to those in America! Celebrate it with Freedom Fries!

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