Cubans Celebrate May Day

Revellers carry a photo of Cuban leader <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000910" title="Fidel Castro" href="/topic/politics-government/fidel-castro-PECLB000910.topic">Fidel Castro</a> during a May Day parade at Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba. Castro did not attend the annual celebration. May Day was inspired by a wave of strikes and demonstrations for a shorter work day, followed by the Haymarket Square killings during a labor dispute in Chicago in 1886. The Marxist International Socialist Congress adopted May Day as International Workers' Day at a meeting held in Paris in July 1889.

( Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photograph, Getty Images / May 1, 2007 )

Revellers carry a photo of Cuban leader Fidel Castro during a May Day parade at Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba. Castro did not attend the annual celebration. May Day was inspired by a wave of strikes and demonstrations for a shorter work day, followed by the Haymarket Square killings during a labor dispute in Chicago in 1886. The Marxist International Socialist Congress adopted May Day as International Workers' Day at a meeting held in Paris in July 1889.

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