Though May Day is an ancient celebration, since the late nineteenth century it has primarily been recognized as a time to celebrate workers’ rights.
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Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About May Day:
May Day is not about maypoles: the history of international workers’ day is from The Guardian.
Learn English reviews other reasons for the holiday.
Here’s a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal highlighting protests on May Day, 2012.
May Day Around The World is an interactive from The Guardian.
The Beltane Fire Festival – May Day Exercises and Worksheets is from ESL Courses.
May Day 2011 is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.
May Day protests is a slideshow from The L.A. Times.
The Sacramento Bee also has a slideshow.
May Day Decoded is a slideshow from MSN.
May Day protest is a photo gallery from The LA Times.
Around the world on May Day is from The Sacramento Bee.
May Day Protests Around the World is a New York Times slideshow.
May Day 2014 is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.
The Power In Our Hands: A Curriculum on the History of Work and Workers in the United States shares a number of free lessons from The Zinn Education Project.
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