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May Day

1st May…

Happy May Day!

Happy Workers Day!

Happy Maharashtra Day!

Many of you might have felt that why begin with wishes for May Day first and Maharashtra Day the last! Cause that answer lies in its history.

My kid today morning asked me, “Pappa what is the importance of this day? Why is it celebrated as international workers day and Maharashtra day?”

An unexpected question from a 7 year old made me think. I did explain to him about the socialist revolution and their fight for the cause of workers. A lot of workers blood was shed while fighting for their rights. How 1 May was chosen to be International Workers’ Day to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket affair in Chicago. In that year beginning on 1 May, there was a general strike for the eight hour work day. On 4 May, the police acted to disperse a public assembly in support of the strike when an unidentified person threw a bomb. The police responded by firing on the workers. The event lead to the death of eight and injury of sixty police officers as well as an unknown number of civilian killed or wounded. Hundreds of labour leaders and sympathizers were later rounded-up and four were executed by hanging, after a trial that was seen as a miscarriage of justice.

And also how India after independence was divided into linguistic states. How Maharashtra and Gujarat were born! How there was bloodshed for the same! Some politicians just for their own selfish motives dividing India on basis of language. India after being divided on basis of caste, class, kingdoms (small and large), religion; now was Her turn to be divided on basis of language. And as I write today, do not know how many times more will She be divided and on what basis and in which context…

While explaining all this I was lead to think that, is this the only reason to celebrate / commemorate 1st May? Or is there some other reason too? Can our human history be so narrow-minded? So took to the internet to find my answers. And I was proved right. History is always broad minded, not like humans who write it.

Sharing a few excerpts of what I found on the internet…

“The earliest May Day celebrations appeared with the Floralia, festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, held on April 27 during the Roman Republic era, and with the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries.

The day was a traditional summer holiday in many European pagan cultures.

While February 1 was the first day of spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer.

As Europe became Christianised, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and May Day changed into a popular secular celebration.

A significant celebration of May Day occurs in Germany where it is one of several days on which St. Walburga, credited with bringing Christianity to Germany, is celebrated.

The secular versions of May Day, observed in Europe and North America, may be best known for their traditions of dancing around the maypole and crowning the Queen of May.

Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of “May baskets,” small baskets of sweets or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbours’ doorsteps”.

(Source – Wikipedia).

I hope this clarifies your question and is a justification for wishing May Day first and Maharashtra Day last.

Humans have been naturalists from the very beginning. The last few hundred years have made them more aggressive towards nature and environment. On this very day, let us all pledge to take care of our environment and love the nature.

Let’s save Mother Earth not out of necessity. She is our mother and takes care of Her Children without any expectations. Let us coexist and thrive to achieve what the Creator has made us for.

Happy May Day!

Author:

Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

4 thoughts on “May Day

  1. Unfortunately I must say you are misinformed. When we say May Day is celebrated as establishment of order of Illuminati.
    How come our Wikipedia does not mention this date as Illuminati date ??? Any guess…..
    Please do not ignore as it seems conspiracy. Please check out one dollar bill of USA. You will get to know a lot. There is a lot of info available on internet and YouTube.
    Dadaji has mentioned “New World Order” in many of his discourses referring H.G.Wells. By the way H.G.Wells was a Fabian Society member. In his book “New World Order” he openly speaks about World Government. Most of the Wikipedia stuff is Kosher Lie. They have marauded the World History. You may note, whatever I have posted you on Whatsapp, everything you may not find in Wikipedia. Why??? Or the people who are writing about conspiracy are conspiring against the Norm of Society??
    One may argue about Maharashtra Day, but it is also having connections to this Day. Violence during Sanyukta Maharashtra Andolan was totally orchestrated by Communists. If we talk about strikes by Mumbai Mill workers, it was totally controlled by Communists. I won’t take the names of the Leaders.
    If you still do not believe in Conspiracy theories, you will never find answers. Dadaji was well aware of New World Order. But we people did not understand so far, whom we are fighting against.
    One must find answers for 9/11 incident, 1st and 2nd World wars. Today we are on the verge of third one….
    If anyone studies New World Order and Conspiracy theories, he can easily understand what’s going on today. You will find answers for every problem.
    But eventually he will enter into vast ocean of Vedic Philosophy, Ancient History. And he will be enlightened to know about GOD.
    Good Luck.

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  2. This is for whom, who does not what May Day is all about.

    MAY 1, 1776/ADAM WEISHAUPT ESTABLISHES THE SECRET  ORDER OF THE ILLUMINATI

    Jewish Professor Adam Weishaupt, forms the secret order of The Illuminati in Bavaria (Germany). He is most likely a paid agent of Rothschild, also based in Germany. Weishaupt (code name Spartacus) recruits wealthy elites to his society.

    The Illuminati (The Enlightened Ones) infiltrate, they plot the overthrow of governments, the destruction of Christianity, and the future arrival of a world communal state (NEW WORLD ORDER).

    To this day, May 1 (MAY DAY) remains a n important date to Communists, Anarchists and progressives.

    THE ABOVE IS THE CORRECT REASON WHY WE CELEBRATE “MAY DAY” WORLDWIDE.

    Other reasons, in the name of Labour Day, Maharashtra Day are just for namesake.

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