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  1. OT is 1st May celebrating day in Western Europe ?

    We celebrate 1st May as holiday of work and it is work-free day here. Is it
    the same in Western Europe ?

    B


  2. Re: OT is 1st May celebrating day in Western Europe ?

    On Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:01:43 +0200 da kidz on comp.sys.sinclair were rappin'
    to MC Bohus Král:

    > We celebrate 1st May as holiday of work and it is work-free day here. Is it
    > the same in Western Europe ?


    It's May Day here, although we don't get a day off until the
    vaguely-titled "Early May Bank Holiday" (first Monday in May), which
    I'm sure used to be called something relating to May Day.

    Chris


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  3. Re: OT is 1st May celebrating day in Western Europe ?

    Bohus Král wrote:
    > We celebrate 1st May as holiday of work and it is work-free day here. Is it
    > the same in Western Europe ?


    Not always the 1st, but the closest monday to the 1st is always a bank
    holiday. We call it "Mayday"
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  4. Re: OT is 1st May celebrating day in Western Europe ?

    May 1st is International Workers Day, also known as Labour Day. Even
    the rabidly anti-socialist US calls it Labor Day. In the UK it has
    been depoliticized for some time.

  5. Re: OT is 1st May celebrating day in Western Europe ?

    Bohus Král wrote:

    > We celebrate 1st May as holiday of work and it is work-free day here. Is it
    > the same in Western Europe ?


    Same in Italy, and here in Switzerland.

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  6. Re: OT is 1st May celebrating day in Western Europe ?

    On 30 Apr, 17:01, Bohus Král wrote:
    > We celebrate 1st May as holiday of work and it is work-free day here. Is it
    > the same in Western Europe ?


    1st May is Union Day in the UK, the anniversary of the Treaty of Union
    that united England and Scotland, so forming the United Kingdom.
    Consequently, I hung up my Union Flag on 1st May, before going out
    to campaign in the local elections.

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  7. Re: OT is 1st May celebrating day in Western Europe ?

    Bohus Král wrote in
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    > We celebrate 1st May as holiday of work and it is work-free day here.
    > Is it the same in Western Europe ?


    Here in merry old England, it's the first Monday of the month. We have this
    thing called "Bank Holiday Mondays", which means the holidays (except for
    Xmas day, Boxing Day, New Years day, and Easter Sunday, though that's not
    classed as a holiday, somehow. Oh, and Good Friday) always fall on a
    Monday.

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  8. Re: OT is 1st May celebrating day in Western Europe ?

    On Sat, 03 May 2008 22:33:16 GMT da kidz on comp.sys.sinclair were rappin'
    to MC Scribbler:

    > > We celebrate 1st May as holiday of work and it is work-free day here.
    > > Is it the same in Western Europe ?

    >
    > Here in merry old England, it's the first Monday of the month. We have this
    > thing called "Bank Holiday Mondays", which means the holidays (except for
    > Xmas day, Boxing Day, New Years day, and Easter Sunday, though that's not
    > classed as a holiday, somehow. Oh, and Good Friday) always fall on a
    > Monday.


    Easter Sunday bank holiday falls on the Monday, of course.

    Easter Sunday itself isn't a holiday, but then neither is Christmas
    Day if that falls on a Sunday (actually I'm not sure how true that
    statement is, but the point is that the bank holiday falls over to the
    following Monday).

    Sunday are holidays anyway, unless you happen to work in a shop or a
    church, or pretty much anywhere that is open on a Sunday (which is
    most places these days). Maybe Sundays aren't holidays after all.

    Chris


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  9. Re: OT is 1st May celebrating day in Western Europe ?


    "Chris Young" napísal v správe
    news:481D0F09.MD-1.4.17.chris.young@unsatisfactorysoftware.co.uk...
    > On Sat, 03 May 2008 22:33:16 GMT da kidz on comp.sys.sinclair were rappin'
    > to MC Scribbler:
    >
    >> > We celebrate 1st May as holiday of work and it is work-free day here.
    >> > Is it the same in Western Europe ?

    >>
    >> Here in merry old England, it's the first Monday of the month. We have
    >> this
    >> thing called "Bank Holiday Mondays", which means the holidays (except for
    >> Xmas day, Boxing Day, New Years day, and Easter Sunday, though that's not
    >> classed as a holiday, somehow. Oh, and Good Friday) always fall on a
    >> Monday.

    >
    > Easter Sunday bank holiday falls on the Monday, of course.
    >
    > Easter Sunday itself isn't a holiday, but then neither is Christmas
    > Day if that falls on a Sunday (actually I'm not sure how true that
    > statement is, but the point is that the bank holiday falls over to the
    > following Monday).
    >
    > Sunday are holidays anyway, unless you happen to work in a shop or a
    > church, or pretty much anywhere that is open on a Sunday (which is
    > most places these days). Maybe Sundays aren't holidays after all.


    thanks all.

    B


  10. Re: OT is 1st May celebrating day in Western Europe ?

    On Apr 30, 12:53*pm, OwenBot wrote:
    > May 1st is International Workers Day, also known as Labour Day. Even
    > the rabidly anti-socialist US calls it Labor Day. In the UK it has
    > been depoliticized for some time.


    Except that labour day falls on the first Monday in September in the
    US, Canada, and I believe Australia and NZ.

    The modern incarnation of May Day as a celebration of workers' rights
    originated in the United States so perhaps the "even the rabidly anti-
    socialist..." bit is uncalled for It's only after the Soviet Union
    hijacked the date for its own purposes that it took on the sinister
    cold-war political angst in the West and particularly in the US, where
    it was easier to make evil since labour day there was placed in
    September and not on May 1.

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