May 1st in Finland falls the May 1st - surprise! The day can also be referred to as May Day or Labor Day and celebrates the renewal of Spring time and for others support for the labor movement.
Most people relax with family and friends and enjoy the changing season to warmer times ahead. Many will take advantage of the day off and do outdoor activities.
May 1st dates back to pagan days celebrating and worshipping nature. In more recent times it celebrates the renewal and rebirth of nature coming alive from the long winter freeze.