Happy May Day!
“Alles neu macht der Mai” (German proverb; ≈ “The merry month of May” / “April showers bring May flowers”)
Have a Happy May Day, everyone.
What a good day to start off this blog. In Germany May 1st (“Maifeiertag”) is a national holiday. It is synonymous with International Workers Day or Labour Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the Labour Movement.
A German detail that is probably a lot less fun for most people who live nearby is the demonstration in Berlin which has become a violent tradition since 1987. Anti-fascist and autonomous socialist groups pick fights with the police and go on rampant riots throughout the Kreuzberg area.