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    why did May lose its religious character

    traditional May Day Celebration

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    It appears Christianity took it over, then got rid of it in favor of Easter.

    As Europe became Christianized the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays as with Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and All Saint's Day. In the twentieth century, many neopagans began reconstructing the old traditions and celebrating May Day as a pagan religious festival again.


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