What is May Day, Anyway?
So … what is May Day anyway?
For some, it means prancing awkwardly around a feather-wreathed pole.
But that ancient Druid rite of Spring that school kids for some reason still rehearse is probably not what today’s Occupy protesters have in mind.
In countries throughout the world, May Day is actually the official labor holiday, commonly commemorated with large strikes, rallies and demonstrations in support of workers’ rights. It is rooted in the basic demand for an eight-hour work day.