Serbians across the country observed the traditional early morning picnicking for International Workers’ Day on Monday.
The tradition dates back to 1893 when a group of Serbian workers gathered at a restaurant in central Belgrade wearing red bands.
International Workers’ Day became a national holiday in Yugoslavia in 1945 under a decree signed by the late President Josip Broz Tito. In Serbia, the holiday is celebrated on May 1-2.
Serbians traditionally go out to picnicking grounds such as the Kosutnjak area in Belgrade to barbecue and spend the day with family and friends.