May Day is a holiday usually celebrated on May 1st or the first Monday of May. It is an ancient festival of spring and a current traditional spring holiday in many European cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the festivities.
May Day was also celebrated by some early European settlers of the American continent. In some parts of the United States, May baskets are made. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s doorstep. The giver rings the bell and runs away. Modern May Day ceremonies in the U.S. vary greatly from region to region and many unite both the holiday’s pagan and labor traditions.
In 1889, May Day was chosen as the date for International Workers’ Day International Workers’ Day is also called “May Day”, but it is a different celebration from the traditional May Day.
Come together in unity & solidarity for a special rally hosted by Connecticut People’s World
Sunday May 2nd at 4 pm via zoom
May Day 2021, International Workers Day, comes one year into the COVID-19 crisis, as workers resist racial and economic inequalities and demand fundamental change and a Recovery for All.
MAY DAY 2021: Workers Of The World Unite for an Equitable RECOVERY FOR ALL
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