Tag der Arbeit badge 1938
Plastic version manufactured by Bruno Klett of Schney – details on reverse and pin is still attached
In Nazi festival calendar May 1st took on an important role. Since 1934 it was named “National Holiday of the German people.” and became a day of national community. The May trees were marked with symbols of the regime such as the swastika or the sign of the DAF. Buildings were decorated and the holiday itself marching parades with various groups and various departments of the DAF through the streets. There were carnival-like elements such as dance and children’s games.
The central event in Berlin was with rallies, flight demonstrations, music events, military demonstrations and fireworks.