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May Themed Assemblies Bundle
This bundle contains three May themed assemblies on May Day, International Workers’ Day and the month of May.

International Workers’ Day Presentation

This resource contains a fully editable and presentation on International Workers' Day, also known as Labour or Labor Day in some countries. International Workers' Day is a world-wide event that has its origins in the Haymarket Square riot that took place in Chicago when workers were demonstrating for better working conditions, more pay and a shorter working day.

The presentation outlines these events, how it inspired the modern day movements and how it is celebrated today around the world.

May Day Presentation

Everyone looks forward to May Day and the May Day bank holiday weekend - but why do we have a holiday? What is May Day? This resource looks at May Day - its origins, traditions and customs both in the UK and around the world.

This resource is a fully editable, colourful, informative and interesting 65 slide PowerPoint presentation on May Day.

It includes references to the following:- the origins of May Day,The Festival of Flora, Beltane., May Day traditions and rituals, maypole dancing, morris dancing, May Queen, The Green Man,May Day events in various regions of UK - ‘Obby Oss Day‘ in Padstow, The Rochester Sweeps Festival, The Edinburgh Beltane Festival, ‘Flower Boat Ritual’ in Cornwall, how May Day is celebrated around the world – Germany (Walpurgis Night), France, Romania, Spain, Finland, Italy, Bulgaria, USA and Hawaii(Lei Day),Roman Catholics Blessed Virgin Mary Day, St Josephs Day, International Workers / Labour Day, the abolition of May Day by the Puritans,parliamentary debate about replacing May Day.

There are several hyperlinks in the powerpoint to short clips of the ‘Obby Oss Festival’, Morris Dancing, Rochester Sweeps Festival and the traditional Hawaiian song “May Day Is Lei Day in Hawaii”

May Presentation

This resource is an informative and fully editable 95 slide PowerPoint presentation on the month of May. It includes a wealth of information and contains references to how May got its name, things associated with May – flowers hawthorn and Lily of the Valley, Zodiac signs, birthstone, May quotes, sayings and folklore.

• Special Days in May
• Notable Birthdays
• Notable Events and Happenings

The resource also contains hyperlinks to Irving Berlin's 'Alexander's Rag-Time Band' music and dance, Brahms Lullaby, Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy, Roger Bannister's sub 4-minute mile race and Sir Winston Churchill's broadcast announcing the end of World War II.

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Created: Apr 15, 2017

Updated: May 22, 2019

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