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Labor Day / May Day in Monaco

May 1

May Day

May Day, or Labor Day, is a public holiday in many countries worldwide. It usually occurs around May 1, but the date varies across countries. It is associated the start of spring as well as the celebration of workers.

Inspired by ancient Greek festivals like the Anthesteria, May Day was originally a celebration of spring and the rebirth taking place in nature during that time of the year. Traditionally, May Day is characterized by the gathering of flowers and the fertility rite of dancing around the maypole.

In the last century, particularly in socialist and Communist countries, May Day has become a labor festival honoring the military and industrial efforts of the country.


May 1
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