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What is the significance of May day (1st May)?

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May Day is a May 1 celebration with a long and varied history, dating back millennia. Throughout the years, there have been many different events and festivities worldwide, most with the express purpose of welcoming in a change of season (spring in the Northern Hemisphere). read more

In an attempt to change the day’s meaning, “President Dwight D. Eisenhower declares May first law day in the 1950′s. And prior to that, during the first World War, May Day was declared national loyalty day.” The U.S. government continued to reject May Day’s adoption throughout the Cold War. read more

Celebrations on May 1 have long had two, seemingly contradictory meanings. On one hand, May Day is known for maypoles, flowers and welcoming the spring. On the other hand, it’s a day of worker solidarity and protest; though the U.S. observes its official Labor Day in September, many countries will celebrate Labor Day on Monday. read more

May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on 1 May. It is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the festivities. read more

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