Huge May Day Celebrations Planned for Havana
By JUAN VARELA PEREZ - email@example.com -
Millions of workers and their families will celebrate May Day throughout the villages, communities, towns and cities of Cuba.
Every year, May Day serves as a reaffirmation of the Cuban revolution and the fighting spirit, discipline and enthusiasm that characterizes the nation.
Under the banner of United in Defense of the Socialist Homeland, massive and colourful marches, parades and celebrations are being planned in every corner of the island in response to the call set forth by the Trade Union of Cuban Workers (CTC).
In preparation of celebrations, a plenary meeting with political, administrative, union and youth leaders from the provinces of City of Havana and Havana, and leaders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and the Ministry of the Interior was held in Havana.
Esteban Lazo, a member of the Political Bureau, said that there are many reasons to celebrate this historic day including the work of the Cuban Revolution and advances in healthcare, education and other sectors, reported AIN news agency.
Lazo pointed out that the US is about to announce new threats against Cuba and that this constitutes another reason to demonstrate the unity of the country and the support of its leaders. He said that people must keep in mind that cherished values are at stake including the ideals that many Cubans have fought and died for over the long history of Cuba. The meeting was also chaired by Pedro Saez, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba in Havana; and Pedro Ross, general secretary of the CTC.