Ethiopia’s first May Day celebrations, 46 Years ago

May Day, in medieval and modern Europe, holiday (May 1) for the celebration of the return of spring.

The observance probably originated in ancient agricultural rituals, and the Greeks and Romans held such festivals

This international holiday is observed on May 1st. It is most commonly associated as a commemoration of the achievements of the labour movement.

The holiday may also be known as International Workers’ Day or May Day and is marked with a public holiday in over 80 countries.

Labour Day in Ethiopia is celebrated every 1 May, as it is in much of the rest of the world.

This is a holiday to celebrate the contributions of workers to the economy and society,

and also a time to highlight where progress still needs to be made towards fair and safe working conditions.

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