Whole 19th century was marked with exploitation of workers. Small paychecks.
Working every day 12 to 18 hours, kids and adults, and having no money to support their families, they were miserable. So everyone started a strike.
Strike had the greatest momentum in USA.
On 1st May in 1886, 40 000 people of Chicago started protesting demanding 8 hours of work, 8 hours of rest, and 8 hours of education. Police interfered immediately, killed 6 people, and hurt 50 people.
A lot of them were arrested, lieders were convicted to death.
One of the lieders last words were “the time is going to come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you have shut today.”
In memoriam of that bloodshed that has happened in Chicago, on the 1st Congress in 1889 it was decided that 1st of May is going to be a symbol, and that every year they are going to organize worker strikes. In the next year, that day has become the International Day of Solidarity of Workers.
Later on you could see that the workers’ rights were respected more on the west that on the East.
But anyhow, it has become a symbol of workers in whole world, and everyone is celebrating it, even today.
In Bosnia, that day is celebrated like no other. J
Few days before everything is getting ready. Where are you going to celebrate, with who, making a list of all the things you need to by to enjoy that day.
And on that day, you get up early, put on some sweat suit, get everything from the list, get everybody you are going to celebrate it, and just go.
Nature environment, barbecue, drinks, snacks, music.
A lot of fun. J
So come visit us on that day, and join us for some amazing time.