Congratulations on May Day!

Let this bright holiday be cheerful, warm, give smiles, love and good mood!

We wish you success in any endeavor, excellent results in work, so that working days are bright and fruitful, and weekends give you a pleasant rest and contribute to peace of mind! Good luck, victories and happiness to you! Happy Holidays!

Happy Spring and Labor Day!

History of the celebration of May 1

On May 1, many countries around the world celebrate an international holiday - Spring and Labor Day. Previously, it was called the Day of International Workers' Solidarity.

The story began on May 1, 1886, when American workers staged a strike in Chicago calling for an 8-hour workday. The strike and accompanying demonstration ended in a bloody clash with police. And in July 1889, the Paris Congress of the Second International, in memory of the workers' demonstration, decided to hold annual demonstrations on May 1. For the first time, the day of international workers' solidarity was celebrated in 1890 in Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, USA, Norway, France, Sweden and some other countries.

After the October Revolution, May 1 became an official holiday in our country. According to the Labor Code, it was named International Day and became a day off. In 1928, the weekend increased - the holiday was also celebrated on May 2.

On May 1, rallies and demonstrations were held, as well as reviews of successes in building socialism and parades of athletes. In 1933, an air parade took place over Red Square for the first time. Subsequently, it was arranged every year until the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.

In 1970, according to the Fundamentals of Labor Legislation of the USSR, the holiday was renamed - on May 1 and 2, they officially began to be called the Days of International Workers' Solidarity. The last official May Day demonstration took place on May 1, 1990.

Since 1992, the Day of Workers' Solidarity has been called the Spring and Labor Day. In 2001, a new Labor Code of the Russian Federation was adopted, which formally reduced May Day holidays - May 2 became a working day.

Today the holiday is celebrated in 142 countries, including the USA, China, Ukraine, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. The tradition on this day to gather people under the banner of trade unions is still preserved, but May Day has turned from a political holiday into the Day of Spring and Labor, when festivities, concerts, fairs, peaceful processions and many entertainment events are organized.