International Workers’ Day in 2021 was on Saturday, the 1st of May.
This year Carlow’s public buildings light up red this May Day to acknowledge the county’s workforce.
International Workers’ Day was traditionally celebrated with demonstration in recognition of the role workers play in the society. Throughout coronavirus pandemic this was changed.
Nowadays the most important is to honour and respect the essential workers and the role they played in keeping people safe and society running during the pandemic. As such, we should celebrate the work of nurses, teachers, retail workers and the many others who played vital roles throughout the pandemic.
Red it’s the colour associated with socialist tradition and workers’ rights and that fight for change. The fight for a better wage and better working conditions is still going on across the country.
Unfortunetly I had to use my imagination to see Carlow Town Hall illuminated red on this May 1st.
However I found beautiful red Tulips in the centre of Carlow Town. And I had red drink from Ewings Bar to celebrated 1st May International Workers’ Day.