According to Wikipedia, May Day, celebrated on May 1st, is associated with pagan rites such as "the festival of Flora, the Roman Goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries....[and] is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. The holiday goes beyond floral rites. Labor rights advocates gather on May Day so May 1st is also known as International Workers Day. Where will you go a Maying? Will you be twirling around a tree or pole, or will you be marching for a cause?