Spring Festivals Part 1, May Day

International Workers’ Day, is a celebration of the working class that is promoted by the international labor movement, Socialists, and Communists and occurs every year on May Day, May 1, an ancient European spring holiday.

Hungary celebrates May 1 as a national holiday, with open-air festivities and fairs all over the country. Many towns raise May poles and festivals with various themes are organized around the holiday. As with other holidays, whenever May 1 falls on a Thursday or Tuesday, the holiday officially becomes a long weekend when families take off to travel and hotels are booked full. Left-wing parties continue to hold public rallies commemorating labor day.

In our city May day is always held in the city’s largest park, on the other side of the river.


Taking a ride on the train ( BB#1 in green):


BB#1’s Favorite ride, the bumper cars!


And No festival is complete without cotton candy (bubble gum flavoured):