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May Day, Mayday, Mayday

Aside from twisting ribbons around the May Pole and celebrating the passage from winter to spring, May Day (mayday) is an emergency radio distress call used internationally by aviators and mariners. Derived from the French, venez m’aidez, meaning “come help me” the radio call is given three times in a row (“mayday, mayday, mayday”) in …

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