Make the Most of May Day

Woman raising her arms during May Day celebrations
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May Day is celebrated on the first of May around the world. While it is a Northern Hemisphere spring holiday, it also coincides with International Workers’ Day. Whether the beauty of spring season in May or the importance of labor, May Day is a fine time for celebration and good thoughts.

The following May Day quotes will add to your celebratory mood. Share them with friends and relive the best moments of your life this May Day.

Helen Hunt Jackson

"O May, sweet-voice one, going thus before, Forever June may pour her warm red wine Of life and passions,--sweeter days are thine!"

Denis Florence McCarthy

"Ah! my heart is weary waiting, Waiting for the May: Waiting for the pleasant rambles Where the fragrant hawthorn brambles, Where the woodbine alternating, Scent the dewy way; Ah! my heart is weary, waiting, Waiting for the May."

Charlotte Smith

"Another May new buds and flowers shall bring: Ah! why has happiness no second Spring?"

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"Hebe's here, May is here! The air is fresh and sunny; And the miser-bees are busy Hoarding golden honey."

William Shakespeare

"Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date."

"As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer."

Robin Williams

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"

Hal Borland

"April is a promise that May is bound to keep."

Robert Frost

"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.

You know how it is with an April day."

Virgil

"Now every field is clothed with grass, and every tree with leaves; now the woods put forth their blossoms, and the year assumes its gay attire."

Arthur Rubenstein

"The seasons are what a symphony ought to be: four perfect movements in harmony with each other."

Gustav Mahler

"With the coming of spring, I am calm again."