1st_of_May or Mayday, the new beginning of nature !!!!!
1st_of_May in Greece, has a double meaning. It is the Workers_Day, a holiday first popularized by the Soviet_Union to honor and celebrate, mainly the economical achievements of workers, established in 1880’s. This day, you can expect worker’s groups and unions to be active that day.
Major strikes are often scheduled for MayDay. Since MayDay corresponds with the peak of the flower season, flower shows and festivals are common, having their roots back in ancient_Greece. A very common commemoration is the making of a May wreath which is hung on doorways, balconies and in chapels.
Most of May wreaths are really colorful and attractive, signing people’s excitement about the new beginning of nature, life, peace and happiness. People usually enjoy small trips, as well as have a break with a picnic in the countryside.
In some places in Greece, daughters in law and girls in traditional costumes collect flowers and exchange nature’s goods.