May Day

by Lisa Donovan

I can remember, as a child, some of my favorite memories were watching footage of sit-ins, protests, rallies, marches and demonstrations. There was just something very moving to me about it, even as a seven year old girl. The idea of people coming together to demand change or stand for the greater good was quite possibly the most utterly romantic character that human beings inhabit. We are, at the core, an impassioned and determined species.

May Day

May Day is the day that most causes embrace as their rallying day. It has historically been the day that people gather to take their stance against their opressors. Strikes, riots, marches - so much has happened on this day in history. Though it initially started out as a seasonal celebration of spring and the oncoming bounty of harvest, it moved on to be a world known International Worker’s Day.

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This entry was posted on Monday, May 1st, 2006 at 8:04 am and is filed under Holidays. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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