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May Day History

May Day: From the Haymarket Massacre to the Occupy Movement

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

Many people might be surprised to learn that the May Day celebrations that occurred around the world in 2012 were born more than a century ago out of a struggle by American workers for the eight-hour day.

May Day Festivals of Flirtation, Fertility, and Sexual Frenzy

Donna Henes | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

This May Day, let us pay tribute to the Earth Mother and Her daughter goddesses of green growth by planting May trees and flowers and then dancing around them to celebrate the lovely, lusty miracle of life.

International Workers Day

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Gene Sullivan

So, this May Day, be revolutionary. At least once, say to someone -- even if that person is yourself -- "I am a worker, and proud of it."

May Day: The Most Random Holiday Of All!

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you weren't aware, today is May Day! What is May Day, you might ask? Well, according to Wikipedia's May Day entry: "May Day occurs on May 1 and re...