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  May Day Protests
What is May Day?
Why do people get a day off work for May Day?
What are the protests about?
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May pole dancing by children of Carn Gwaval School from St Marys, Isles of Scilly at Falmouth What is May Day?
May Day is a holiday in many parts of the world, but the day means many things to many people.

For some it's a time to celebrate spring, with its origins dating back to as early as Saxon England.

For others it's a day to remember the workers of the world.

Recently it has become a day for protest groups to have their say.


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