If you are traveling in Latin America on the first day of May, you can expect to find banks, government offices, stores, post offices and businesses closed as people celebrate the Día Internacional Del Trabajo, or International Workers Day.
Costa Rica joins many countries of the world in setting aside this day as a national holiday. The roots of May Day are quite distinct from the pagan spring festivals of old, and yet both customs are popular in the literal sense – of and for the people.
This year we celebrate the workers who provide our food, and we wish all workers a happy and peaceful May Day.
All photos by Zoraida Diaz