May Day is a traditional day to celebrate the beginning of Summer (here in Europe the pagans thought the solstice, 21 june, was mid summer). May Day was also adopted in Europe (and other parts of the world) as International Workers Day, in the late nineteenth century. It is a bank holiday in many countries for one, or both of these reasons. And it’s Friday, so Every Friday SHOULD be a Bank Holiday, right?
It is fete du travail here in France. Although I am working (we have a full B&B and I have a stall at the Felt Festival here in Felletin, Creuse).
Have a lovely day!