Definition of May Day in English:

May Day


  • May 1, celebrated in many countries as a traditional springtime festival or as an international day honoring workers.

    • ‘From its inception, May Day was an international phenomenon.’
    • ‘However, this was May Day and it was a day for workers to celebrate.’
    • ‘What did May Day begin as and what do workers and activists do today to maintain the May Day tradition?’
    • ‘How appropriate that he died on St. Joseph the Worker Day, or May Day, as it is known around the world.’
    • ‘It is with this in mind that I and thousands like me celebrated another May Day.’
    • ‘It was here that arguably the most potent aspect of May Day arose, the festival becoming a one-day strike in many countries.’
    • ‘That was the spirit that inspired the establishment of May Day as international workers day.’
    • ‘It would indeed be a pity, not just for the May Day celebrations, but for our very liberty, if the bridge were to be closed to preclude all such activities.’
    • ‘The second instalment, appearing next week, will focus on the international significance of May Day.’
    • ‘In civilised parts of the world, it's May Day - a day to celebrate worker's struggles.’
    • ‘The May Day celebrations and march was a colourful event with both speeches and exchange of gifts.’
    • ‘I can't really be bothered to post on the May Day celebrations that took place in Oxford today.’
    • ‘On May Day 1917, 70,000 workers marched here in support of the February Revolution in Russia.’
    • ‘AROUND 200 people attended a May Day peace festival in Aberdeen last weekend.’
    • ‘France has celebrated May Day for nearly 150 years, but never so passionately.’
    • ‘The pretence that they have somehow achieved unity among workers gives them a pretext to speak in the name of workers every year on May Day.’
    • ‘The message of May Day is that the workers united will be in the best position to demand fair rules at work.’
    • ‘In the painting, Rivera included a scene of a giant May Day demonstration of workers marching with red banners.’
    • ‘There's a long and proud tradition of May Day being a time of celebrating the achievements of the Labour Movement the world over.’
    • ‘Some of the speeches that ran during the May Day celebrations can attest to this.’


May Day

/ˈmā ˌdā/