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from the Guardian

May Day is not about maypoles: the history of international workers' day

from Teachers Pay Teachers

May Day Writing, Reading, and Craftivity

This is a great little package jam packed with things to learn about and do for May Day. The text tells about the astronomical and seasonal significance of May day, details about the maypole and dances, the history of May Day and its different celebrations, and May Day customs in the United States.

Excellent link to May Co. history. Those were the days.

This Year's May Day Rallies Continue Tradition of Protests for Workers Rights -

from Flavorwire

A Selection of Vintage May Day Posters

"More than 80 countries across the world are celebrating May Day today... The day holds a slightly different meaning for many, depending on the decade, the country, and the political group in power, but carries the same empowering, unified spirit..." Here is a special vintage May Day poster and I guess it is a special one as it shows an African-American and a white soldier marching side by side at a time when the racial tension was high.Image credit:New York Collection,NYU Tamiment Library…