Months of the year series: May
May Day heralds in the new month with an ancient European spring festival traditionally celebrating the coming of summer. We take a look at some of the traditional festivities of this spring holiday. We also focus our attention on the political May Day parades of International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day which falls on the same day; a celebration of labour and the working classes and which was chosen to commemorate the Chicago Haymarket affair of 1886.
Please note that the akg-images office will be closed for two Bank Holiday days on Monday 1 and Monday 29 May 2017. Enjoy your long weekends.