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As a fisherman and boating enthusiast, MayDay takes on a whole different and somber meaning.


From wiki:-

"The "mayday" procedure word was originated in 1921, by a senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London. The officer, Frederick Stanley Mockford, was asked to think of a word that would indicate distress and would easily be understood by all pilots and ground staff in an emergency. Since much of the traffic at the time was between Croydon and Le Bourget Airport in Paris, he proposed the expression "mayday" from the French m'aider ('help me'), a shortened form of venez m'aider ('come and help me').  It is unrelated to the holiday May Day."


But, Happy May Day!!

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In many countries of the world, May Day is celebrated as the equivalent of the Labor Day of the US and Canada. In 1955, the Roman Catholic Church declared May 1 to be the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker, patron of workers and craftspeople.

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