Socialists in Union Square, N.Y.C-1-

Socialists in Union Square, New York City on May 1, 1912

May Day refers to various socialist and labor movement celebrations conducted on May 1.

May Day in Southern VictoryEdit

May Day was an international holiday celebrated by socialists the world round on May 1 of each year. In the United States, the Socialist Party sponsored May Day parades and demonstrations. Before and during the Great War, these were considered as rebuttals to the festivities by which nationalists (by and large constituents of the Democratic Party) celebrated Remembrance Day a mere nine days earlier.

May Day in The GladiatorEdit

May Day was an important international holiday. Most people celebrated it dutifully rather than enthusiastically. The Young Socialists' League at Hoxha Polytechnic set up a committee each year to organize the celebration and each year it reported back with the recommendation to decorate the school and organize a dance with a school administration authorized band.[1]


  1. The Gladiator, pg. 27, HC.