Russia celebrates a national holiday, Spring and Labor Day, on May 1, with trade unions and political parties set to hold rallies across the country.
In Soviet times May 1 was celebrated in Russia as International Workers’ Day and saw massive Communist Party rallies. In 1992, the name was changed to Spring and Labor Day but it still remains a national holiday.
More than 2 million people are expected to take part in holiday events across the country, including demonstrations by the ruling United Russia party, the Communists and trade unions, the ultranationalist LDPR Party and the opposition Solidarity movement.
Many Russians use this public holiday to relax. Some may go on a retreat to their called dachas to work in their garden and spend time with their families. It is also common for families to have picnics or barbecues…
This is kinda the true start of spring in Russia…
In Ukraine they celebrate the same holiday and everyone is running around with flowers for the women… 🙂
Windows to Russia!