Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Καλή Πρωτομαγιά - Happy May Day!

Μια εκδρομή την Πρωτομαγιά / May Day Picnic ...
a bit of nostalgia from the gorgeous classic Greek school books that we grew up with

In Greece this year May Day falls in the middle of Holy Week and as the public holiday has been transferred to the Tuesday after Easter, we will be gathering our May Day flowers next week.

Thanks to Stella X, Holland for sending this picture to us, just to remind us of the happy, carefree days of our childhood. Wonderful carefree days that all children around the world are entitled to but don't always have. As we celebrate May Day and its meaning, the rights to humane and dignified working conditions that our ancestors fought for, let's spare a few minutes to think of the children in countries where child labour is 'normal', countries like Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Pakistan or Bangladesh - a country that today is mourning the loss of at least 400 clothing workers killed under a collapsed building, killed because the authorities and the brand names they were working for, conveniently forgot that these are people with exactly the same rights as the rest of us and did nothing to ensure the safety of 'their' people, the people working for them.

Happy May Day everyone!
Καλή Πρωτομαγιά!
Καλό μήνα!

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