May Day


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observed in many countries to celebrate the coming of spring

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The May Day Horse Parades began in the 1850s as an unofficial celebration when carters took to the streets with their families.
A special May Day ceremony will be held at the local Municipal Committee Hall where Workers Union leaders and other speakers will pay tributes to the martyrs of Chicago besides highlighting the importance of this day.
The heart of May Day celebrations has always been in ystanbul's busiest square, Taksim, but it was closed to demonstrators following May Day 1977, also known as Bloody May Day, when unknown assailants opened fire on the crowd, killing 34 people.
Mike Forster described the May Day rally as a "tradition across the world that has died down in this country, but we need to keep it going to show there is an alternative voice.
Did you know that May Day celebrations, including maypole dancing, were banned for a short time in England during the 17th century but have fortunately been enjoyed since, as our pictures show.
Martin Levy, chair of Tyne & Wear May Day Committee, said: "This 125th anniversary of the very first workers' May Day is an opportunity to make clear our opposition to austerity and privatisation, and to express solidarity with all those struggling for a better world, particularly the people of Palestine.
SIR - The Trades Council invites trade unionists and anti-cuts campaigners to join us in celebrating May Day by renewing the fight against austerity.
Beamish May Day Celebrations The May Day King and Queen will be crowned as the open air museum celebrate Bank Holiday weekend with parades, music, Maypole dancing and Jack in the Green mask making, starting on Sunday.
Tahirul Qadri in his message on May Day has dedicated this year's May Day to the 20 laborers martyred in Turbat who had gone there to earn livelihood for themselves and their children.
The conceptual flexibility of May Day must have appeared as a particularly powerful propaganda instrument in hostile environments.
This year's May Day march witnessed a renewed vigour in marking the day to celebrate workers, with many unions, including the NSWNMA, entering floats in the march in the state's capital.
Pupils enjoyed learning routines for the school's annual maypole dancing presentation to celebrate May Day.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scuffles broke out between British protesters and police during a May Day demonstration in central London, local media reported.
GREECE FERRY R and train services in Greece r ground to a halt as unions held a strike for May Day.
Traditional May Day or International Workers' Day celebrations have taken place in more than 80 countries around the world - and in some cases they have been marked by violent protests.