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   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

search on the map
TAGS:
Opochka  Svetloyar  International space station  Bashkiria  Russian business  Russian tennis  Lacquered Miniature Painting  State Catalogue of the Museum Fund  Moscow Museums  International Women's Day  Primorsky Territory  Russian regions  Elbrus  Archeology  Woodwork  Russian parks  Smoking rooms   MTV  Russian Souvenirs  Painting  Summer in Kolomenskoye  Russian Literature  Caricatures  Moscow  Yakutia  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Cinema  VTB Capital  Ostankino   Lake Baikal  Vladivostok Museums  Graffiti L  Russian history  Diego Rivera  Russian musicians  corruption  migrant workers  VTB  The Civil Platform  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  religion  Theatre Costumes  Russiansportsmen  Old Moscow  Sky And Earth  TERRITORIA International Festival  Sport Legends  Russian tourism  Hermitage  Altai Mountains 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites