May Day

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May Day

noun \ˈmā-ˌdā\

: May 1 celebrated in many countries as a spring festival and in some countries as a holiday in honor of working people

Full Definition of MAY DAY

:  May 1 celebrated as a springtime festival and in some countries as Labor Day

First Known Use of MAY DAY

13th century

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May Day

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In Europe, the day (May 1) for traditional springtime celebrations. It probably originated in pre-Christian agricultural rituals. Celebrations included a May king and queen, a Maypole, and people carrying trees, green branches, or garlands. May Day was designated an international labour day by the International Socialist Congress of 1899, and it remains the standard Labour Day worldwide, with a few exceptions, including Canada and the U.S. A major holiday in the Soviet Union and other communist countries, it was the occasion for important political demonstrations.

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