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SOME FACTS AND HISTORY ABOUT MAY DAY

The first day of May is celebrated internationally as the day of the common worker.  It has its origins in the pagan rituals to celebrate the end of the winter.  Although the Church tried to stop its celebrations, the tradition carried on.  May Day is not an official holiday in the United States because it has recognized Labor Day to honor its workers.  However, the state of Hawaii does observe Lei Day on the first of May. 

WEBSITES AND ARTICLES ABOUT MAY DAY

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May Day History and Facts

The Origins and Traditions of May Day (Eugene Plawiuk): History and origins of May Day and its modern celebrations.

History of May Day (The Holiday Spot): History and information on May Day, including information on the Maypole.

Round the Maypole: Celebrating May Day (UMKS): Information and history of May Day including information for teachers.

A Brief History of Lei Day (Hawaii Dept of Parks): Information, traditions and origin of the Lei Day celebration in Hawaii.

May Day can be thought of as the international labor day - the day of the common worker.  Gifts are not traditionally given for this holiday, however ancient origins of this occasion could warrant a festive celebration.  So give the gift of food and have a dinner.  Cook it yourself, or better yet, break in the grill in honor of the Spring and have a Bar-B-Q.  If you are a guest to a May Day party, give a gift basket or bring over some alcohol for the celebration.

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