May Day is an important celebration in Italy. Very popular is the Concerto del Primo Maggio (“1 May’s Concert”), organized by Italian Labour Unions in Rome in Piazza San Giovanni. It is attended by more than 500,000 people every year, because a lot of famous bands perform for free in the huge square in the middle of the San Giovanni neighborhood. The concert is usually broadcasted live on TV.
The folk tradition is to eat broad beans and pecorino cheese. These two typical products can be eaten either at home after the email, or in the country side, where a lot of people go to have a picnic under the first shining sun of the spring.
If you notice some small farmer’s trucks at the side of the country streets showing the sign “Fave & Pecorino” it is because they are selling directly their products.