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    May Day

    May Day occurs on May 1 and refers to any of several public holidays. In many countries, May Day is synonymous with International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labor movement. As a day of celebration, however, the holiday has ancient origins and can relate to many customs that have survived into modern times. Many of these customs are due to May Day being a cross-quarter day, meaning that it falls approximately halfway between a solstice and an equinox.

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    Morris dancing on May Day, Oxford 2004.



    Students gather on Castle Sands, St Andrews for the may dip in 2007



    May Day festivities at National Park Seminary in Maryland, 1907.



    May Day Parade, Minneapolis, Minnesota



    Maypoles




    GDR's stamp of 1.Mai




    Do you celebrate anything on May Day? What are your activities for this day? What does it mean to you?

    For me, May Day is the "Tag der Arbeit". May Day is quite big in Berlin.

    May Day is a nationwide holiday in Germany. Traditionally, the day has a political connotation in most regions, and is also referred to as "Labor Day". Berlin witnesses yearly demonstrations on May Day, the largest organized by labour unions, political parties and others by the radical left and Autonomen.

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    I was talking to some Finns who told me they gave no Christian spin to their celebration of Vappu. To them this is the real halloween and this is a time when they get really drunk (no surprise). Same for Estonia it would seem. I have noticed also that bonfires on celebrations around the sun's 4 positions seems almost universal throughout Europe despite languistic and ancestral differences.

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    There's an illegal alien rally scheduled in our state capital, advertised as an "international workers day" march for a Thursday afternoon. The actual workers, of course, will be busy working that day and unable to attend the 'international workers day' march.
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    May Day is Labour Day in this Country. It was celebrated since the Socialist Times in Romania and it's still celebrated as a National Holiday today, but without the Propaganda. Everyone gets their Day off from Work, School, etc. and People usually go outside in Nature for a Barbecue or Mititei and Beer. Some who are close enough to the Black Sea go to the Seaside on this Day. Otherwise it can be a small Trip in the Mountains. We always hope for good Weather for this Day to be able to go out. In big Cities like Bucharest there are Concerts and other public Activities. Here is for example a concert and celebration organised by the Social Democratic party.





    Sometimes the Communists or the Far Right organize some Meetings which aren't so bad besides the propagandistic Preachings because there is Music, Food and Drinks for everyone.
    The bad Thing after these Labour Day Celebrations is always the same Thing: too much Garbage left on the Street and outside in Nature where People celebrate but don't clean up after themselves.

    I went out with my Boyfriend to celebrate the Day in Nature. We spent the Morning until Afternoon in the natural Surroundings of Hermannstadt. In the Evening we will go out again in the City.

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    May Day, or Workers' Day, is a holiday where I live, and the festivities were already well underway yesterday, from the looks of it.

    For me, May is quite special because it is a Marian month. Since the Middle Ages, May has been associated with Mary, the mother of Jesus. There are processions and pilgrimages to honour Mary, and I will decorate my home altar with May flowers (roses and lilies) and candles. I intend to crown a statue of Mary with blossoms (May Crowning), too. I think May is a lovely month, and it is unfortunate that there were negative superstitions about May being an 'unlucky' for whatever reason in the past.
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    A celebration of the proletariat:

    "Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers' Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don't realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is as "American" as baseball and apple pie, and stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility."

    https://www.iww.org/history/library/...gins_of_mayday
    “A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.” Robert A. Heinlein

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