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May 1: Workers Day
« on: January 23, 2009, 07:10:02 PM »
Day to honor all workers, especially in Soviet times.

It starts the May holidays and welcomes the return of good weather and outdoor activities.

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Re: May Day
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 08:14:11 AM »
May Day or International Workers' Day or International Labor Day
Праздник Весны и Труда (day off)

May Day commonly sees organized street demonstrations and street marches by millions of working people and their labour unions throughout most of the countries of the world — though rarely in the United States and Canada.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Workers'_Day

Spring and Labor Day!
In the former Soviet Union, May 1 was International Workers' Day and was celebrated with huge parades in cities like Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Though the celebrations are low key nowadays, several groups march on that day to discuss the grievances the workers have.

Several communist states (Cuba and North Korea) still hold this day as an official occasion with a military parade and columns of weapons and workers.

All from above seem to be used, but everyone uses the same date. It is celebrated with parades, concerts, food, and drink and traditionally kicks off the dacha season.

http://www.sras.org/russian_holidays

Nowadays Russian communists also have public meetings on this day, but it is more out of habit. And there are really few communists left. They try to use this chance to play on people's feelings, they want to restore the old Soviet era.
 People look forward for this holiday to come to get the anticipated days off. The weather is usually quite good on the 1st of May, so families and friends get together and go to the country where they have a grand picnic. They usually cook shashlyk on the open fire on this day. A lot of families go to their dachas.
As early May is planting season in most of Russia, May 1st with its long weekend is just the right time to go to dacha and plant this year's crop.

Have a great holiday!
« Last Edit: April 27, 2009, 09:00:44 AM by Mariria »

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Re: May 1: Workers Day
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 03:47:38 AM »
Woohoo! Long warm days are coming!

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Re: May 1: Workers Day
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 02:41:00 PM »
As we know that the May 1 is the worker day and its also known as the Labor day. The main purpose to celebrate this day is to we should fulfill the rights of the workers and this world is celebrated all across the world. Happy Labor Day

 


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