Definition of May Day noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


May Day

BrE BrE//ˈmeɪ deɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪ deɪ//
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the first day of May, celebrated as a spring festival and, in some countries, as a holiday in honour of working people compare Labor Day Culture In Britain, traditional events on or near May Day include dancing round the maypole and choosing a May Queen. May Day itself is not necessarily a holiday in Britain, but since 1978 there has been a bank holiday on the Monday closest to 1 May, called the Early May Bank Holiday. In some countries, though not in Britain, May Day has been an occasion for socialist celebrations.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: May Day