Countless flags, pictures of Fidel and Raul Castro, Lenin, Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez, slogans of promotion and perfecting socialism. All of this is on display during the Labour Day, also known as Día de los Trabajadores or Primero de Mayo. Speakers emphasize on people's rights to work for 8 hours, to rest for 8 hours and to have 8 hours for recreation. Other slogans call to stop the blockade and start a normal relationship with the USA.
In Havana, Día de los Trabajadores is markes with a historic parade, which starts at José Martí Revolution Square (Plaza de la Revolución.) at 7 am. At this early hour, thousands of Cubans gather on the streets to express solidarity and commemorate fellow workers. José Martí Revolution Square and the central squares of other cities on the island boast decorations and a festive atmosphere. Participants of the marches usually call for peace, solidarity, as well as voice their support for socialism.