Happy May 1st!

What do you know about this day?


I’ll start with the holidays info:

  • May 1 is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries. International Workers’ Day is a celebration of the international labour movement. Many nations have this day off. You can read about each country on Wiki.
  • May Day on also a holiday on May 1; it is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday;it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Also info on Wiki for different countries.

May 1 is also the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year for those who like the celebration of new year 😉 .

For my region, since I currently live in Russia, we all are celebrating the Worker’s Day. Many Russians use this public holiday to relax. Some may go on a retreat to their country homes (called dachas) to work in the garden or spend time with their families. It is also common for people to have picnics or barbecues. Men may give spring flowers, especially tulips and lilacs, to women, and parents may buy balloons and ice-cream to their children to celebrate the end of the cold season in Russia.

And thanks to Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, a decree was signed back in October of 2012, that would extend the May Day holiday from Wednesday, May 1, 2013 to Sunday, May 5, 2013.

Today, is also when all the fountains in the city begin to work, and kids would enjoy splashing their hands and enjoying spring time!

So I think it’s time for me, and my child, to go and enjoy this gorgeous, sunny day along with the rest of Russians 😀 haha

Be kind to one another, and smile!


Update: Here’s a picture of us at the zoo, and a few others to go along

How was your day, dear friends? 🙂


Posted on May 1, 2013, in Everyday life, Holiday and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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