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May Day is a day of celebration for workers rights around the world. In some cultures, it is associated with International Workers’ Day or Labor Day.
The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times with the festival of Flora, the Roman Goddess of flowers. Ancient Celtic cultures also celebrated May Day with a Pagan festival honoring Beltane, the God of the sun.
In more recent centuries, working people would often take the day off to celebrate May Day – without the support of their employers. In 1600’s, Parliament even banned May Day festivities and observances in
Though it was celebrated in Colonial America, today the
Growing up I went to a small
toss, tug of war, and many others were completed until a team winner was named and the gold loving cup trophy was presented.
Celebrate the rich history of May Day by attending a May Day festival if there is one in your area or by listening to traditional Maypole music!