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What Is May Day?

May day is a celebration of warm eather


What exactly is May Day and why do we celebrate it?

Source: Wikipedia

As you’ve probably already figured out, May Day takes place on the first day of May. The holiday exists to celebrate the start of warm weather. This puts the holiday at the mid-point between spring and summer, reports Metro.

Traditions to take part in on May day include dancing around maypoles, morris dancing and crowning a girl as the May Queen. The springtime holiday has been dated back to the Roman era. In these days, people would dedicate festivals to Flora, the Goddess of flowers, Metro notes.

Another holiday celebrated on May Day is International Workers’ Day. This holiday was put into place when workers chose to take the day off. The holiday first came about in the late 1800s when employees became tired of working for 11 hours a day, reports the Washington Post.

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