Another term for May 1st, May Day is a public holiday traditionally associated with celebrating the arrival of summer.
The May Day bank holiday takes place on the first Monday in May.
An ancient festival, May Day was originally a celebration of the changing of the seasons in the northern hemisphere and was associated with light, flowers and fertility.
May Day has more recently become associated with International Worker's Day to commemorate the introduction of the 8 hour working day in America in May 1886.
Some English traditions associated with May Day include:
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