Postcard from Havana on May 1


HAVANA -- More then 500,000 gathered from all parts of this socialist island nation to celebrate the International Workers Day. Also being celebrated was the 70th anniversary of the Confederation of Cuban Workers (C.T.C.).

Celebrations were also held in Santiago de Cuba, and all major cities and large communities across the island.

Signs calling for the release of the five Cuban patriots, and a prompt end to the blockade of Cuba by the Government of the United States of America were prominent through out the day.

Thousands of delegates and tourists from around the world, joined in the march to celebrate May Day in Havana !

The celebration began before dawn, with bands of conga drummers moving through the neighborhoods, marching toward The Plaza of the Revolution.

The celebration continued into the evening, with entertainment for adults and children, at large parks in all areas of the Capitol, at 6 p.m. a brief rain storm help to cool the evening. The celebrations continued!

The unity of the Cuban nation is there for all to see, any yielding will have to come from the government of the United States, and our new president, Barack Obama.