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May Day

May Day is a name for holidays celebrated on May 1. Labour Day is celebrated in many nations (particularly in the United Kingdom), Loyalty Day in the United States, or springtime celebrations such as Walpurgis Night in Northern Europe, Beltane by neopagans[?] and Roodmas.

Traditional English May Day rites and celebrations (derived, in the main, from Beltane fertility ceremonies) include Morris dancing, crowning a May Queen[?], and dancing around a Maypole. These holidays were also respected by some early European settlers of the American continent.

See also: May Day (disambiguation)



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