Add to favorite
 
1 May — The Day of Spring and Labour



International history of the holiday starts in Chicago in 1886, when workers went on a strike demanding 8-hour working day instead of 15-hour.

Once it was called The Day of International Solidarity of Working People, which was first celebrated in 1890 in Russia, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, the USA, Norway, France, Sweden, and come other countries. After the Socialist Revolution in October 1917 this holiday became official in Russia.

In Soviet times demonstrations and military parades took place on this day, and the next day was usually dedicated to the so called mayovkas (mass celebrations held outdoors).

In 1992 the holiday was renamed The Day of Spring and Labour. This day is often used for political activities by left-wing parties and movements.

Initially this holiday has pagan origin. In Roman mythology there was Maia Maiestas, goddess of fields and fertility. In her honour the last spring month has been named May, and the first day of the month was sacred to her, on this day celebrations were held.

Text in the picture:

Look, all Soviet country

is singing and dancing!

There is no one brighter and prettier than you,

Our red spring!










Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Kizhi  Russian business  Winzavod  Monument to Soldier and Gusli Player  Veliky Novgorod  Kopeisk  Russian mobile operators  Russian tourist destinations  Vladimir Dashkevich  White Stone Architecture  Burial Grounds  Russian designers  Russian Cinema  Sasha Pivovarova  Russian International  Science  Kanevskaya  Mills  Book Tickets for Ballet  Russian Premier League  Wickerwork  Mathilda Kschessinskaya  Adygea  Rosneft  banks  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Ulyanovsk-Vostochny  Russian laws  odd news  Visa   Film Distribution  Supseh  Russian Internet  animals  Russian economy  Russian science  Russian scientists  Russian tourism  Russian football  Caravan tourism  State Prize   St. Petersburg  Israel  Russian directors  Eduard Artemiev  Nature Reserves  Moscow  Dmitry Solovyov  expedition  Exhibitions in Moscow 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites