May Day

Why May Day bank holiday is set to move in 2020
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In Brief

Why May Day bank holiday is set to move in 2020

Government considering switching date in order to mark VE Day anniversary
20 Feb 2019
Bank holiday weather: UK set for record temperatures
The summer weather at a beach in Weymouth
In Brief

Bank holiday weather: UK set for record temperatures

Temperatures set to climb following last week’s washout
4 May 2018
May Day 2018: ancient origins, strange customs
People dancing around the May pole
In Depth

May Day 2018: ancient origins, strange customs

Ancient Egyptians held first May Day celebrations, but most British customs have Celtic roots
30 Apr 2018
Paris May Day descends into violence in election run-up
Paris May Day rally
In Brief

Paris May Day descends into violence in election run-up

Six police officers injured following confrontation with 150 'professional vandals' armed with Molotov cocktails
2 May 2017
Russia spends £1m to keep the rain away
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In Brief

Russia spends £1m to keep the rain away

Kremlin forks out for 'cloud seeding' programme in bid for sunny May Day parade
3 May 2016
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