Friday, 1 May 2009

1 May

In Soviet times there was always a big mass demonstration on the 1st May, the Workers day. The majority of participants were factory workers. The above black and white photos are of 1987 by Latinform, while the color photo is from a book. Alfa used to be a factory and usually all factories were building carriages for the demonstration. These carriages were not just rolled to introduce a particular factory but their design and size should also express factory's progress, achievements and superiority over competitors. Today 1st of May is still a holiday in Latvia but no demonstration is being held.

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