May Day

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May Day

1. May 1, observed in the United States, Canada, and parts of Western Europe in celebration of the coming of spring.
2. May 1, observed as a holiday especially in socialist countries in honor of labor and labor organizations.

May Day

a. the first day of May, traditionally a celebration of the coming of spring: in some countries now observed as a holiday in honour of workers
b. (as modifier): May-Day celebrations.

May′ Day`

the first day of May variously celebrated with festivities and observances.



an international radiotelephone distress call.
[1925–30; < French (venez)m'aider (come) help me!]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.May Day - observed in many countries to celebrate the coming of springMay Day - observed in many countries to celebrate the coming of spring; observed in Russia and related countries in honor of labor
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
May - the month following April and preceding June
يَوم أوَّل أيّار
svátek práce
május elseje
1. maí
Sviatok práce
1 MayısBahar Bayramı

May Day

nil primo maggio (in cui si festeggia l'arrivo della primavera)


(mei) noun
the fifth month of the year, the month following April.
May Day
the first day of May, an especially socialist holiday or festival in many countries.
ˈmaypole noun
a decorated pole for dancing round on May Day.
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THE Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled UK employers now need to include overtime when calculating workers' holiday pay.
Many banners displayed traditional slogans for the annual workers' holiday, like: "Peace, Labour, May".
A spokesman said the holiday is not an "extra day off" but is taken from workers' holiday allowance.
But those who include public holidays within the annual leave entitlement face a simple choice: give staff the day off out of goodwill; close down the business on April 29 but take it out of workers' holiday entitlement; or keep calm and carry on.
EMPLOYERS who count the eight public and bank holidays as part of their workers' holiday entitlement will have to give them extra time off as from October 1, warns law firmDWF.
Despite the improvements in full-time workers' holiday rights, the UK will still remain at the bottom of the league table for paid holiday entitlement in the EU.

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