Mayday: The Origin of May 1
May 1st is “May Day”.
May Day is a workers’ festival held every year on this day.
It was originally a European anniversary celebrating the arrival of summer.
It was customary for workers and employers to bless each other.
On May 1, 1886, a strike broke out in Chicago calling for unifying overworked hours to eight hours.
This is the origin of Mayday.