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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.

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.

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!]
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
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)

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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Some regulations are well known like paying the minimum wage and workers' holiday entitlements.
Unions blasted the threat to ruin workers' holiday plans as "panic and hypocrisy", with MPs counting down the days to their five-week recess.
The annual workers' holiday is often marked by confrontation between demonstrators and police.
Protests for May Day, the international workers' holiday, are an annual occurrence in Turkey and have in the past been characterised by police action against demonstrators.
Inspired by the American movement for a shorter workday, socialists and unionists around the world began celebrating May 1 as "May Day" as an international workers' holiday. In the twentieth century, the Soviet Union and other Communist countries officially adopted it.
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Ministers said they planned to go further than the review's proposals by enforcing workers' holiday and sick pay for the first time.
Ministers said they planned to go further than the review's proposals by enforcing workers' holiday and sick pay for the first time, making sure workers had day-one rights such as a new right to a payslip.
At rallies in Paris, Marseille and elsewhere, some trade unionists and left-wing activists sought to turn the traditional May Day workers' holiday into a day of national solidarity against the National Front, mirroring protests in 2002 when Jean-Marie Le Pen made it through to the second round of the presidential election before losing heavily to conservative Jacques Chirac.
Labour Day is celebrated annually on May 1 as an international workers' holiday. It is a day put aside to honour workers, regardless of the sector they work in.

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