The High Tatras enjoyed a re-creation of the socialist celebrations

On May 1, celebrations of the "holiday of work" are held across Slovakia but, unlike during communist times, people could choose what kind of celebration they want to take part in and whether they want to take part at all.

May Day celebrated in the High TatrasMay Day celebrated in the High Tatras (Source: SITA)

Celebrations in Starý Smokovec in the High Tatras were unique, being a re-creation of the socialist celebrations as they were in the 1980s. Floats, banners proclaiming the eternal victory of socialism, red flags, portraits of Marx, Lenin and other founders of the regime, the enthusiastic cheering for the working public - nothing was lacking in the parade.

 

 

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