Celebrations on May 1 have long had two, seemingly contradictory meanings. On one hand, May Day is known for maypoles, flowers and welcoming the spring. On the other hand, it’s a day of worker solidarity and protest; though the …
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In India, the first Labour Day, or May Day, was celebrated in 1923 in Chennai. Today around India, organisations and trade unions arrange pageants, children enter contests so they can understand the importance of fairness for workers, and …
Does anyone remember May Day baskets? It was not that long ago that baskets filled with flowers, maybe an expression of love or a small trinket, were secretly delivered on May 1, also known as May Day. Some people remember making …
May Day already has a lot piled on it. In pre-Christian Europe, May Day was a time to dance, light bonfires, sing, and carry on in celebration of the changing seasons. May Day also marks the anniversary of the 1886 Haymarket …
Today's May Day marches are putting hundreds of thousands on the street and have politicized more people than anything since the height of the civil rights movement. Like every other massive social protest in American history, the events …
Thousands of May Day demonstrators marched and rallied peacefully in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday -- some speaking out in support of workers and immigrants, others criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. …
French May Day protesters set at least two French policemen on fire in Paris Monday, six days before a contested presidential election. Scores of hooded youths threw Molotov cocktails at police during the rally, forcing police to …
The first day of May was once celebrated as a welcome to spring, with dancing around Maypoles, baskets of flowers delivered to friends and neighbors and other festivities. Today the observance of May Day mostly has disappeared with …
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SINGAPORE - Unemployment in Singapore has risen and could rise further, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say said on Friday (April 28) in a May Day message. The reason he gave is that some sectors in the economy are still struggling …
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — To most people in the Northern Hemisphere, May Day conjures images of brightly colored twirling ribbons and promises of warm days ahead. That’s not the whole story, though: May Day is also a day of protests and …