Monday/ May Day at work

Nobody from the China team is at work today .. Saturday’s May 1 holiday having been shifted to today.

A little history (it’s Wikipedia that’s so smart, not me) – Labor Day is the first Monday in September in the United Kingdom, Unites States of America and Australia and Caribbean  nations originally from 1887.    But in 1921 Communism took it over as International Workers’ Day in socialist countries.   In Europe the day has older significance as a rural festival as well.   The holiday is international and several countries hold multi-day celebrations including parades, shows and other patriotic and labour-oriented events. However, in Northern Europe, Walpurgis Night is celebrated on the preceding night and this holiday merges with the Labour Day in some countries.

The pictures were painted on a wall in a clothing store in Hong Kong.  I like the dragon and the turtle ones the best.  They certainly apply to the daily grind here at work!

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