No I am not in distress. Today is May 1st. Well ok you might not be reading this on the day I wrote this blog so take my word for it when I wrote it it was May1st. May 1st is quite an important day depending on who you are.
Traditionally it is known as workers day, rather ironic that in many countries in the world it is a day you do not work, but it is rather more poignant with the current economic situation across the world.
Originally known as May day this public holiday did not always fall on the first and conjures up the though of Morris Dancers and May poles, welcoming in the summer.
International Workers Day
However today it is more known as International Workers day and as such it is celebrated in over 80 countries world wide. International Workers Day is a celebration of the international labour movement and the left wing movement, which has led to right wing governments trying to remove it as a public holiday. Because of this fact it has also been linked to the Communism and many of you will remember the large shows of strength that would be paraded through Red Square in Russia on this day during the Communist era.
This year we will see many taking advantage of this day to protest at austerity measures across europe and the large cut backs really start to hit hard. The future however will be an interesting one. With the economic situation in Europe far from improving, the threat to the single currency still looming and the possibility of a new President in France who does not support such hard cuts, who knows what might happen.
However here at SupaSwap we just get a holiday like most people. Well apart from me who is here writing this blog. Please take note boss!