Fête du Travail -
Lundi 1 Mai 2017
Jour férié laïc : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .
Fête des Mères -
Dimanche 14 Mai 2017
Cartes/Fleurs : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year.
One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world.
Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day.
In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914
Fête d'Anguilla -
Mardi 30 Mai 2017
Jour férié laïc : Commmémore l’indépendance de l’île, état associé à Saint Christophe-Nièves, formé en février 1967 par le Parlement britannique. Le 30 mai 1967, le peuple d’Anguilla a entamé une révolution au siège de la Police expulsant la police de St. Kitts. [ivisitanguilla]
Lundi de Pentecôte -
Lundi 5 Juin 2017
Catholique ou protestante : Jour de congé ajouté à la suite du septième dimanche après Pâques, qui célèbre la descente de l'Esprit-Saint sur les apôtres. Parmi d'autres phénomènes, les langues leur furent révélées. Aujourd'hui, EDIT www.edit.fr vous apporte cette faculté quotidiennement.
Anniversaire de la Reine -
Lundi 19 Juin 2017
Jour férié laïc : L'anniversaire se situe en réalité le 15 avril, et celui du prince consort Philip le 10 juin.