May Day – Workers’ Rights Holiday and Mariners’ SOS
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May first marks a working class holiday celebrated since ancient times around the world.
May Day originated in pagan Europe as a festive holy day to celebrate the end of winter, and the return of the sun and fertility of the soil.
Our modern version of May Day as a working class holiday evolved from the struggle for the eight hour work day.
May 1, 1886 saw national strikes in the United States and Canada for an eight hour day called...
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