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- n. The first day of May, the traditional day for pagan fertility rites.
- n. The first day of May, a spring festival, a celebration of the beginning of the spring.
- n. The first day of May, a world-wide workers' holiday.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the first day of May; -- celebrated in the rustic parts of England by the crowning of a May queen with a garland, and by dancing about a May pole.
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It was the first such portrait I had ever seen in a private home, so I imagined the Kalmars to have been close personal friends of the Great Father—who usually gazed at me from high above the blackboard, the post office, and on May Day parades.
And on this May Day in the morning, low-flying wood-doves with ash-blue wings sun themselves in the open pasture lands.
On a rainy May 1, after fifteen years 'absence, the traditional leftist Communist Party-sponsored May Day demonstration at the Place de la Bastille, where workers with raised fists sang "The Internationale," was again observed.