May Day on May 1 is a traditional spring holiday in many cultures around the world. The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations, which is named after the English missionary, Saint Walpurga. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe. A more secular version of May Day continues to be observed in Europe and America. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the maypole dance and crowning of the Queen of May.
Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of "May baskets", small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbors' doorsteps
Mayday is an emergency distress word used internationally in radio communications. It is used to signal a life-threatening emergency primarily by mariners and aviators. The call is always given three times in a row ("Mayday Mayday Mayday") to prevent mistaking it for some similar-sounding phrase.
The Mayday call-sign originated in 1923 by Frederick Stanley Mockford (1897–1962). Mockford was a senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London. He 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 word "Mayday" from the French m’aider. "Venez m'aider" means "come help me."
May Day and Mayday is a reminder that the Holy Spirit was sent as our Mayday, come help me. Neither Flora or any other false gods can rescue, teach, encourage, guide and love us like the Holy Spirit.
John 15:26-27 NASB
26 “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, 27 and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.”
When you need help, call out: Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit, and watch your deliverer come and help you.