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Congratulations to friends, partners and colleagues on the International Workers’ Day!

The Labour Day is celebrated on the first of May because it was on this day in 1886 that Chicago workers went to a rally and appealed to the American government demanding better working conditions. Strikes took place in New York, Detroit and other cities, but Chicago turned out to be the hottest spot on the map of the United States.

A few years later, in the summer of 1889, the Paris Congress of the Second International decided to hold annual demonstrations on May 1 – in honor of those who suffered and died fighting for a just cause in Chicago.

May Day in our country acquired an official status after the Great October Socialist Revolution and became known as “Day of the International”. Already in 1917, a parade dedicated to this holiday was held. Since 1970, the first days of May in our country have been officially called the Days of International Solidarity of Workers. Since 1992, it has become known as the “Day of Spring and Labor”.

Today, the International Workers’ Day is celebrated by more than 140 countries, but not everywhere the holiday takes place in early May. May 1 is an official holiday in Austria, Mexico, Greece, Latvia, Nigeria, Germany, Singapore, Hungary, Czech Republic, Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, France, Turkey and other countries.

We congratulate all our friends, partners and colleagues on this wonderful holiday and wish you success in all your affairs and spring mood!