This historic photo is of the May Day Parade on Bernard Avenue circa 1910.
Celebrated on May 1, May Day is a spring festival and usually a public holiday. The day includes daces, singing and cake.
International Workers’ Day may also be referred to as “May Day”, but it is a different celebration from the traditional May Day.
In Kelowna, Rutland May Days are one of the city’s longest-running festivals, held in centennial park, and takes place over five days on the Victoria Day weekend. The festival was cancelled in 2020 and this year due to the pandemic.
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