Does the communist MayDay holiday have any relation to what people say while in perol

Why does a person who is in trouble say “mayday”? Is it in any relation to the communist “may-day” holiday (today)?

If so (or if anyone knows of another reason behind it) could someone supply me with a link?


The call of “MAYDAY” is from the French phrase ‘M’aidez’,
meaning ‘Help Me.’

So no relation behind the “May-day?”

Nope. No relation.

Thanks for your help.


Sure, the french pinko commies centuries before …

Never mind: See,6729,214862,00.html

May Day is not a ‘communist holiday’ although it is one of socialist inspiration.