Various articles relating to May Day, and May Day celebrations.
May Day has long been observed in European cultures, as a celebration of the first day of summer, as well as being connected with notions of romance and fertility. Public celebrations have included dancing around the Maypole and the crowning of a Queen of May. In modern times, May Day has been associated with the celebrations of labour movements, although those events are distinct from the traditional May Day festivities.
May Day [brief article, and poem “On May Day”, 1 May 1847]
A brief article about May Day, along with a poem entitled “On May Day”.
The sweeps of Sydney [8 May 1847]
A brief item about a celebratory procession by chimney-sweeps in Sydney in Sydney.
May Day [poem by M. Forrest, 1 May 1927]
A poem by Mabel Forrest.
May Day [30 April 1949]
An editorial promoting May Day as “the workers’ day”.