The fuel crisis in Cuba also hit the May 1 celebrations: Major events in Havana are canceled

It was reported that the “May 1 Labor and Solidarity Day” activities in Cuba were postponed to Friday, May 5, due to the long-standing fuel crisis and bad weather conditions in the country.

In a statement made by the Cuban Central Union Employees’ Union, it was announced that commemoration events across the country were postponed due to heavy rains.

In the statement, it was stated that concerts and fair events will be held as weather conditions allow, and it was noted that 5 May will be declared a “business holiday” on this occasion.

Opposition media, on the other hand, stated that the reason why the May 1 celebrations could not be held this year was due to gasoline shortages and economic difficulties.

It was stated that in many universities in Cuba, face-to-face classes were suspended, fuel sales were made with ration cards, and public vehicles carrying passengers were given priority.

In the country, May Day events held in Revolution Square every year since the 1959 Revolution, with exceptions, were canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Cuba on July 13, 2021, protesting the worsening economic conditions and fuel shortages.

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