It is sad to see people attracted to the festive atmosphere that surrounds May Day without knowing its origins. We are led to believe that it is simply a day of peace, love, and solidarity among common working people. The reality is far more sinister than that.
► May Day can be traced back to European occultism, and dancing around the May Pole originated as a fertility ritual.
► The first of May, 1776, is the date on which the Bavarian Illuminati – the granddaddy of all conspiracies – was founded by Adam Weishaupt.
► In 1886, May Day was declared by U.S. Communists as a day to commemorate International Workers' Day as a symbol of opposition to capitalism.
► In 1889, the First Congress of the Communist International, meeting in Paris, called for global demonstrations on May first to further promote the concept of International Workers Day.
► In 1891, May Day was adopted by the Second Congress of the Communist International as an official annual event. Since that time, it has become a national holiday in more than eighty countries and is celebrated unofficially in many others.