France and May 1st

Happy spring!

On Wednesday, May 1st, France (and other countries with commie roots) will celebrate “La fête du travail” (May Day, or Labour Day). Common festivities on on this day include parades, traffic jams, chanting into megaphones, and frequenting sausage-based concessions placed strategically along parade routes. This day commemorates working in the most fitting way possible: everyone takes a day off.

Although May Day isn’t observed in all countries, we strongly encourage you to celebrate it the French way: Call in sick, eat a merguez (a spicy North African hot dog), and celebrate workers’ rights by doing nothing.

For those of you who want more tips about the magic of French culture and language, check out Gymglish’s baby brother Frantastique.

Bonne fête to you all!

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