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First of May

“Erster Mai” (The first of May), also known as “Tag der Arbeit” (The day of work/labor day), “Tag der Arbeiterbewegung” (The day of the workers movement), “Internationaler Kampftag der Arbeiterklasse” (International day of struggle of the working class) and “Maifeiertag” (May holiday) is a national holiday in Germany and it’s kind of a big deal. Whereas labor day in America has little importance to the greater public other than marking the end of summer and being a federal holiday…