May 1 - International Workers’ Day (May Day) by Osvaldo_Zoom on Flickr.
May 1 - International Workers’ Day (May Day)
The first May day celebration in Italy took place in 1890. It started initially as an attempt to celebrate workers’ achievements in their struggle for their rights and for better social and economic conditions. It was abolished under the Fascist Regime and immediately restored after the Second World War. (During the fascist period, a “Holiday of the Italian labour” (Festa del lavoro italiano) was celebrated on the 21st of April, the date the of Natale di Roma, when ancient Rome was allegedly born.)