May Day 2017: All the Memes You Need to See

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Happy May Day 2017! May 1 is a day of many celebrations, from the pagan holiday of Beltane to International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, and Loyalty Day in the United States. It's also the day of Justin Timberlake memes. Beltane occurs between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. It had largely died out by the mid-1900s, but Celtic neopagans and Wiccans revived it as a religious holiday to celebrate summer. The date also became associated with the labor movement in the late 1800s after violent protests at Haymarket Square in Chicago. Workers around the world now celebrate the holiday with marches and protests. However, Labor Day in the United States is the first Monday in September. In 1921, at a time when the U.S. government was most afraid of violent working-class uprisings, the U.S. government declared May 1 “Loyalty Day.” Learn more about the history and origins of May Day and all the other holidays here. (Imgur)