Msg#: 3327724 posted 4:56 am on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)
May 1st is Workers' Day in Russia. Down with the exploitative capitalist-landlord class! Down with the capitalist-imperialist oppressor nations! Forward to a brave new glorious socialist future!
I think I may be a couple of decades late with this kind of talk, but it was visionary, wasn't it?! Lots of people have naff jobs and feel overworked and underpaid with too much stress and not enough holiday. Imagine the government agreeing with you and fighting your quarter against your idiot of a boss. (Well, theoretically at any rate).
Msg#: 3327724 posted 9:07 am on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)
I understand it's also Buddha's birthday or something similar. In Malaysia we should have had a Labour Day holiday and a holiday for Buddha's Birthday on the same day, so the government has made the 2nd a holiday as well.
I must admit that I miss the maypole dances etc. which you get with May Day and not with Labour Day!