Definition of May Day in English:

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May Day



11 May, celebrated in many countries as a traditional springtime festival or as an international day honouring workers.
Example sentences
  • That was the spirit that inspired the establishment of May Day as international workers day.
  • On May Day 1917, 70,000 workers marched here in support of the February Revolution in Russia.
  • In the painting, Rivera included a scene of a giant May Day demonstration of workers marching with red banners.
1.1(In the UK) a public holiday on the first Monday in May.
Example sentences
  • It's been a Bank Holiday here today - the annual public holiday for May Day.
  • Speakers also called on the government to declare May Day a public holiday.
  • Better times were back for North Yorkshire's battered tourist industry over the May Day Bank Holiday.
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