It’s officially May 1st and today is an actual holiday, passed by Congress, not one made up by greeting card companies or a group with a sincere affinity for chocolate covered cashews. It’s Law Day! Law Day was introduced by President Eisenhower in 1958 to remind Americans to honor the role of the Law in creating the United States. Law Day was also a retaliation holiday against May Day, which, at the time, was seen by some Americans as a communist holiday.
Papa Soap Box syas, “It’s very interesting that LAW DAY was created in the 50’s when so many rights were being violated. And if you look at the protest that took place today, it’s obvious that there are still a lot of problems left to solve and some that one might say still violate Core Democratic Values. Law must still have a long way to go.”
Poor May Day was also considered a pagan holiday (flowers just can’t catch a break) connected to celebrating the Roman goddess of flowers, vegetation, and fertility, Flora. I found an article that said Americans traditionally used to celebrate May Day by leaving baskets of flowers on the doorsteps of random strangers, ringing the doorbell, then running away. Reminds me of a different ding and ditch game that does not involve flowers. There’s already enough poo in the world, so I suggest we celebrate May Day by bringing back the random flowers ding and ditch. I’m off to pick flowers.
HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!