MAY DAY History Lesson

Good Morning All,

According to World Book Online, May Day has historical significance in terms of the Labor Movement and Springtime festivities. Please read:

What is May Day? “May Day (May 1) is celebrated as a spring festival in many countries. It marks the revival of life in early spring after winter. May Day celebrations may go back to the spring festivals of ancient Egypt and India.”

“In 1889, a congress of world Socialist parties held in Paris voted to support the United States labor movement’s demands for an eight-hour day. It chose May 1, 1890, as a day of demonstrations in favor of the eight-hour day. Afterward, May 1 became a holiday called Labor Day in many nations. It resembles the September holiday in the United States (see Labor Day). Government and labor organizations sponsor parades, speeches, and other celebrations to honor working people. The holiday has had special importance in socialist and Communist countries.”
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Santino, Jack. “May Day.” World Book Student, World Book, 2017, Accessed 1 May 2017.
Santino, J. (2017). May Day. In World Book student. Retrieved from

Respectfully submitted,

Ms. Chappell-Brown, Teacher Librarian

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