May Day in Cuba is always a popular celebration and the parade of hundreds of thousands of workers in Havana’s Revolution Square is an act that reaffirms their support for the Cuban Revolution.
Similar parades, now traditional, are held nationwide, with banners and posters held aloft to express support for and trust in the revolutionary process that is underway here.
Under the slogan, “United And Committed to Cuba”, the Cuban Workers Central (CTC in Spanish) organized a program for 2016 that included tributes to outstanding workers and teams of employees and a theoretical event about the history of the trade union movement in Cuba.
Additional activities for International Workers Day involved a cultural gala, a sports contest with Mexican unions and the International Solidarity with Cuba Meeting in Havana’s Convention Center on May 2.
The CTC had emphasized in the parade announceent that the massive act afforded an ideal opportunity to continue calling to an end the U.S- imposed economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba and to demand the return of the land illegally occupied by that same nation’s Naval Base in Guantanamo.
In the call the CTC reiterated its support for the modernization of the social and economic model underway on the Island for the construction of a socialism that is both prosperous and sustainable.
The festivities for the worldwide day of the proletariat also demonstrated Cuban solidarity with the people of America and in this way they represented a defense of regional integration institutions such as the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
As every year, May Day this year in Cuba was once again a joyful and firm expression of the very real unity of the Cuban people, of their culture andShare on FB Share on TT