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May Day

n.
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.
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May Day

n
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.
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May′ Day`


n.
the first day of May variously celebrated with festivities and observances.
[1225–75]

May•day

(ˈmeɪˌdeɪ)

n.
an international radiotelephone distress call.
[1925–30; < French (venez)m'aider (come) help me!]
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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
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Translations
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)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

May

(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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1] shows happy Soviet children at a May Day parade. They are hitching a ride on a parade installation: a giant hook-nosed spider wearing a military cap adorned with the Star of David, its teeth bared in a sinister grin.
His re-election came as LGBT activist Lyra was remembered during a May Day parade in Belfast.
Although Coolmore topped the leading owner ys s table via its placed horses, the fact the two rivals tied with six victories apiece during the five days was welcome news for those wishing to see a contest rather than a (month late) May Day Parade.
When he was 12, the family was at a May Day parade and Christopher pointed to a marching group of Sea Cadets and said, "I want to be like that."
The 1973 shocker starring Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward and Britt Ekland includes a memorable pagan May day parade on a remote Scottish island.
In May, Russian police detained about 20 gay rights protestors who were helping gay men escape from the southern province of Chechnya, where they face discrimination such as abuse.&nbsp;The protesters held a demonstration on the sidelines of a May Day parade in St.
While in Latin America, in the early Sunday morning hours, hundreds of thousands of Cubans came out for a May Day parade through Havana's Revolution Square, with workers were wearing red shirts as Cuban flags fluttered in the wind.
McWilliam for the May Day parade in 1938 (Fig 2.), with thick strips of carpet for Chamberlain's moustache and monobrow, and the horse's head by Julian Trevelyan, which rode on the surrealist float in the parade (Fig.
Nuclear missiles at the 1967 May Day Parade in Moscow <B