From its earliest origins as a Roman festival of spring, May Day has evolved to celebrate everything from pagan fertility to the rights of the working man to a showcase for militaristic strength. Jordan Grant explores the complicated history of the holiday. Continue reading May Day: America’s most traditional, radical, complicated holiday
Would our priceless collections be safe in the event of an emergency? Celebrate May Day and the entire month of May by doing one thing to help protect the Smithsonian’s collections and archives. We’ve got lots of great ideas! Continue reading MayDay! MayDay! We need your help.