National May Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: May 1, 2017 is National May Day.

May Day

May Day continues to be celebrated for a lot of centuries, and it is roots go as far back to pre-Christian occasions. Today, May Day is well known throughout Europe and The United States, along with a public holiday frequently recognises your day.Traditional May Day activities include dancing round the maypole and picking a the Full of May/May Full. A crowning may also occur from the Full of May.Morris dancing is yet another May Day tradition, while offering the right excuse to wear full Morris dancing gear. A sturdy stick may also be needed, as Morris ballroom dancers striking one another's stays is simply one facet of this eccentric British tradition.Though not too popular nowadays may be the May Day tradition of departing a present on someone’s doorstep, but there’s real reason this tradition shouldn’t be elevated. It’s an chance to surprise someone making a full day having a gift.

Buffalo Firefighters Swarm East Delavan Avenue After May Day Call
Buffalo Firefighters Swarm East Delavan Avenue After May Day Call

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Fire crews descended upon 912 East Delavan Avenue in Buffalo around 8:20 p.m. Friday, when the Save Plus mini mart went up in flames. Six firefighters who entered the building became trapped temporarily, leading to a may day call, ...

Maldives prosecutors say Islamist leader liable for May Day violence
Maldives prosecutors say Islamist leader liable for May Day violence

The prosecution had claimed that the violence which occurred during the May Day protests were the result of the “hate speeches” made by opposition leaders, including Imran. Imran was also accused of directly threatening President Abdulla Yameen Abdul ...

Maldives court grills Islamist leader over May Day violence
Maldives court grills Islamist leader over May Day violence

The prosecution had claimed that the violence which occurred during the May Day protests were the result of the “hate speeches” made by opposition leaders, including Imran. Imran was also accused of directly threatening President Abdulla Yameen Abdul ...

Bank holidays 2016: when are your next days off?
Bank holidays 2016: when are your next days off?

The Early May festival ties in with the traditional May Day and is still celebrated in many parts of England with maypoles, Morris dancing and village fairs. The holiday is associated with the coming of spring and new life after the gloom of winter. In ...

Camping's May Day Big Weekender 2016
Camping's May Day Big Weekender 2016

Don't miss Camping's May Day Big Weekender event at the marvellous British Motor Museum right in the heart of wonderful Warwickshire. We're planning loads of activities and entertainment, including a Gala Saturday night with live music, kids' fun stuff ...

Monday ruling decides fate of Dov Charney deal for American Apparel
Monday ruling decides fate of Dov Charney deal for American Apparel

American Apparel owner Dov Charney speaks during a May Day rally protest march for immigrant rights . View photo. Dov Charney speaks during a May Day rally protest march for immigrant rights, in downtown Los Angeles May 1, 2009. REUTERS/Mario ...

May 1, 2017 is also Mother Goose Day, Lei Day, School Principals' Day

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