German Language and Culture
May Day

How is May Day celebrated in Germany?

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July 27, 2008 12:18AM

In Germany, Labor Day is celebrated on May 2. There are often maypoles, festivals, German food, and beer. Violence has become a game of Labor Day celebrations in Germany since the late 1980s. The celebration began on May 1, 1933 but was outlawed by the government the following day.