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May Day

noun
1.
the first day of May, long celebrated with various festivities, as the crowning of the May queen, dancing around the Maypole, and, in recent years, often marked by labor parades and political demonstrations.
Origin of May Day
1225-1275
Middle English word dating back to 1225-75
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British Dictionary definitions for May Day

May Day

noun
1.
  1. 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
  2. (as modifier): May-Day celebrations
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Word Origin and History for May Day

"first of May," mid-15c. Accounts of merrymaking on this date are attested from mid-13c. Synonymous with "communist procession" from at least 1906. The May Queen seems to be a Victorian re-invented tradition.

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