04 September 2009

May Day in France Is Their Labour Day

Dog Rose Flower

The dog rose flower is a type of plant typically presented to loved ones in France on May Day.

Trade unions and other organizations organize parades and demonstrations to campaign for workers rights on May 1. People may also use these events to campaign for human rights in general, to demonstrate against racism or highlight current social issues.

May 1 is a public holiday. Post offices, banks, stores and other businesses are closed. Outside of tourist areas, restaurants and cafes may be closed. However, some stores in Paris, as well as at airports and railway stations and along major highways, may be open. Public transport service schedules vary depending on where one lives and intends to travel. Parades and demonstrations may cause disruption to traffic in the centers of large cities, particularly Paris.

We celebrate on the first Monday, of Sept. and France on May 1st.


11 comments:

Sabina said...

Very nice ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ !!

http://joymariesboutique.blogspot.com/ said...

Good information about Labor Day. I love anything French Country. You have a beautiful blog.

Best Wishes,
Jessica
http://joymariesboutique.blogspot.com/

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Glenda!

More education - great post Glenda! But I couldn't help being drawn to the baguette with Nutella (one of my favorites. And I'm out of it! Ooh la la I must go to the market!

Big hugs, Sherry

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Je suis venue par Sherry! C'est bien joli, ton blog! Merci, Anita

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Glenda,This is a lovely blog.
I love that dog rose flower,I wonder if that would grow down south here.Hummmmm.Any way you have some lovely photos below.
XXOO Marie Antionette

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Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Glenda~I've just strolled into your blog for a long awaited visit after my blogcation. I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. What beauty! You've got so many wonderful treasures.
We share similar Parisian tastes for so many of the same design elements.

I've bookmarked you in my favs.
I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

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