May Day….the title conjures up images of the May pole and brightly colored ribbons, the beginning of warmer weather, and the blossoming of Spring flowers.
But did you know the real history behind May Day, aka International Workers’ Day? It started with worker solidarity and protest, and ended with a nationwide strike for the 8-hr. work day.
And while the May pole ribbon ceremony is still celebrated throughout the world, it’s a stark comparison to it’s true history.