Sun January 22, 2017

May Day 2017, 2018


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Celebrations around the May pole

May Day is observed on May 1. It is considered a spring holiday where celebrations include dancing and singing.

Celebration\ Observance

May Day is not a widely celebrated holiday and varies by region in the United States. Since 2006 with the passing of the "Illegal Immigration Control Act," May Day has become a time of protests mostly around immigration reform.

History

With the early European settlers to the Americas, May Day baskets were made filled with treats or flowers and left at someone's door step. The recipient receives the basket, trying to identify who the giver is who has run away. If the giver is caught, a kiss is exchanged.

Days till May Day 2017

There are 99 days until the celebration/observance of May Day 2017.

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