Day of the Paris Commune

Day of the Paris Commune workers celebrated to commemorate the victory of the world March 18 in 1871 of the first proletarian revolution. The decision to celebrate March 18 as the first successful attempt of workers to seize political power was taken February 20 in 1872 by the General Council of the 1st International.

of the Paris Commune (La Commune de Paris) called revolutionary government formed in Paris during the revolutionary events of 1871. After the armistice between France and Prussia in the Franco-Prussian War began in Paris unrest, which escalated into a revolution.

barricades in the streets of Paris, March 18, 1871 the revolution was established government, which lasted from March 18 to May 28 1871 . Led by the Paris Commune party representatives socialists and anarchists. Leaders of both movements have proclaimed the Paris Commune the first example of the dictatorship of the world proletariat.

Before the 1917 Paris Commune Day celebrated in Russia on illegal meetings of the workers and the revolutionary organizations. This revolutionary day for the first time began to be widely celebrated after the Central Committee of the International Organization of aid to the fighters of the revolution (DENR) announced in March 1923 Day of the Paris Commune their holiday (celebrated until 1990).